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September 23, 2015Knowledge Portal
Realizing the right to food in an era of climate change

This report (PDF) by Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO) highlights the role of small-scale farmers as innovators and custodians of food system diversity, a critical resource in ensuring the realization of the right to food in an era of climate change. Taking an innovation systems perspective, it proposes a new framework for the design of collaborative agricultural research projects and agendas, and notes the need for pro-active policy measures in creating an enabling environment for such partnerships. »

June 8, 2015Knowledge Portal
Seed laws that criminalise farmers: resistance and fightback

This paper by La Via Campesina and GRAIN is further exploring seed laws and legislative processes. They explore how seed laws make farmers’ seeds illegal and which types of seed laws are promoted by the industry. Furthermore, special attention is paid to the struggles of farmers with examples from Africa, America, Asia and Europe. »

May 11, 2015Knowledge Portal
A review of the implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines: 7 thematic studies by FAO

The FAO Right to Food Team has prepared seven thematic studies that document and highlight progress made over the last ten years concerning right to food, while also capturing the challenges ahead in relation to major issues covered by the Right to Food Guidelines. The studies are helpful in reflecting upon current gaps and areas »

May 11, 2015Knowledge Portal
Right to Food Journal 2014

The FIAN Right to Food Journal is an annual online magazine which provides experts with information and analysis on the right to food and on important trends concerning economic, social and cultural rights. This 2014 edition (PDF) highlights the advantages of working with the broadened concept of the human right to adequate food and nutrition. »

May 6, 2015Knowledge Portal
Social protection for enhanced food security in sub-Saharan Africa

This paper identifies several positive synergies between social protection programs and enhanced food security and entitlements to food. The author argues that entitlements to food can be strengthened, if social justice principles are introduced to the design and delivery of social protection programs. Examples reviewed include rights-based approaches such as employment guarantee schemes, community-based targeting and demand-driven accountability mechanisms. »

April 20, 2015Knowledge Portal
Food riots and food rights: the moral and political economy of accountability for hunger

This report (PDF) synthesises the findings from four country case studies produced for the DFID-ESRC project. The paper explores causes and consequences of food-related riots and right-to-food movements in Bangladesh, India, Kenya and Mozambique in the period 2007-2012. »