A rights-based food security principle for biomass production
This working paper (PDF) published by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) and Welthungerhilfe aims to show how the right to food can be ensured in local biomass production and through certification systems in food insecure regions. The authors argue that until now food security aspects of biomass-based economies are hardly addressed because practical criteria and indicators are lacking. The authors therefore develop a conceptual framework to integrate the right to adequate food in biomass production, processing and trade. They identify the appropriate criteria to ensure that this right is not violated. Based on this framework, the authors develop a right-based food security principle. They propose 45 criteria, classified in the 17 themes from the voluntary guidelines that exist now to ensure that the right to food is not adversely affected by certified biomass production and trade.