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Human Rights - a Strategy for the Fight against Hunger

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    The Human Right to Adequate Food in the Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition – A Global Consensus 2013
    The Global Strategic Framework for Food Security and Nutrition (GSF) is the first global framework adopted by consensus, by governments, which systematically mainstreams the right to adequate food and human rights into policies relevant to food security and nutrition at the global, regional and national levels. The GSF requires all stakeholders to implement and ensure the coherence of these policies with regard to the right to adequate food. This publication documents the consensus reached in the context of the GSF with respect to recommendations that are particularly interesting from a right to food perspective. It builds largely on agreed language from the GSF as a basis for advocacy and information work. It also offers important suggestions to stakeholders on how to translate the global consensus into practice at the national level, notably by presenting a variety of experiences and case studies which demonstrate the importance of a human rights-based approach to food security and nutrition. Moreover, the document presents concrete recommendations put forth in the GSF in order to implement specific policies aimed for vulnerable groups or particular issues. The document concludes by highlighting three areas where the GSF is particularly important from a human rights perspective, namely: its contribution to understanding the primacy of human rights in the field of policies relevant for food security and nutrition; its contribution to the human rights coherence in food s ecurity and nutrition actions; and its emphasis on the strengthening of human rights-based monitoring and accountability mechanisms.
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    Realizing the right to adequate food to end hunger and malnutrition in all its forms 2023
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    Human rights are universal, including the right to adequate food, which is critical for the enjoyment of all human rights. States have the obligation to realize this right under international law. Measures to meet this right are being adopted, including its constitutional recognition in over 45 countries. Despite important advances, hunger and malnutrition persist and have even worsened in recent years. This impacts the poor and vulnerable most severely, reflecting widening inequalities across and within countries. Recent crises highlight the fragility of agrifood systems, with the world at a tipping point regarding climate change and biodiversity loss. Agrifood systems must be transformed, adopting measures that are people-centred to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. Investing in human rights across sectors is key for more inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems to ensure an adequate standard of living for all.
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    The Role Of Soybean In Fighting World Hunger 2004
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    After a brief overview of the current state of food insecurity and FAO’s strategic vision in this field, the paper describes the position of soybean in agricultural production and in food consumption at both the global and developing country level. The importance of soybean in overall agriculture and trade, its contribution to food supply and related nutritional issues are discussed. The paper then attempts to identify the key policy and market factors that actually shape the global soybean econ omy, leading into a discussion of implications for food security in developing countries. Overall, the study confirms the current and likely future importance of soybean for human nutrition at the global level. However, it also shows that determining the crop’s contribution to combating hunger in food-insecure, import-dependent developing countries is a complex task that can lead to different results depending on the country involved. The paper reveals that the discussion of food security issues using a global, single-commodity perspective faces some important limitationsAfter a brief overview of the current state of food insecurity and FAO’s strategic vision in this field, the paper describes the position of soybean in agricultural production and in food consumption at both the global and developing country level. The importance of soybean in overall agriculture and trade, its contribution to food supply and related nutritional issues are discussed. The paper then attempts to identify the key policy and market factors that actually shape the global soybean economy, leading into a discussion of implications for food security in developing countries. Overall, the study confirms the current and likely future importance of soybean for human nutrition at the global level. However, it also shows that determining the crop’s contribution to combating hunger in food-insecure, import-dependent developing countries is a complex task that can lead to different results depending on the c ountry involved. The paper reveals that the discussion of food security issues using a global, single-commodity perspective faces some important limitations

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