On World Food Day, IDLO joins the international community in its call to ensure and promote access to safe and nutritious food globally and for all.
The transformation of food systems can play an essential role in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 on zero hunger, and ensuring that all people have adequate access to food and nutrition.
IDLO supports this through a rule-based transformation of food systems that is equitable, just and sustainable, and in line with international human rights principles and instruments. We embrace the rule of law as a catalyst for this transformation firmly embedding it in IDLO’s Strategic Plan 2021-2024, and focusing our work on three core elements:
- Empowering the most food insecure people to claim their rights,
- Strengthening food systems governance through sound legal and regulatory frameworks and effective institutions; and
- Improving and safeguarding equitable access to land, water and natural resources.
A thematic area focused on the rule of law for food security also provides opportunities for strengthened collaboration with UN agencies focused on food and agriculture.
Read more about IDLO’s work on the rule of law for food security:
The COVID-19 pandemic poses a significant threat to the right to food for populations, and especially for marginalized groups. In many countries, COVID-19 is intertwining with pre-existing factors affecting food security and nutrition, by limiting the access to affordable and nutritious food, including lack of economic opportunities, extreme weather conditions, ongoing conflicts and more.
This blog post is co-authored by Françoise Trine, Senior Food Security Officer, Secretariat of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and Dr. Ilaria Bottigliero, Director, Policy, Research and Learning, International Development Law Organization (IDLO).
This blog post is co-authored by Dr. Ilaria Bottigliero, Director, Policy, Research and Learning, International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and Françoise Trine, Senior Food Security Officer, Secretariat of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).
Held annually on the occasion of the organization’s Assembly of Parties, IDLO’s highest decision-making governance body, the Partnership Forum took place from November 20 – 21 in Rome to inspire and stimulate dialogue between key actors around the obstacles and opportunities for the rule of law.
CFS 45 - Committee on World Food Security: Global thematic event on right to food
STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LAW ORGANIZATION
Delivered by Ilaria Bottigliero, Director of Research and Learning, IDLO
Ladies and gentlemen,
Santo Domingo, 19 de septiembre 2018
Organismos trabajan con autoridades nacionales para identificar las capacidades sobre marcos legales y políticas públicas necesarias para invertir en la agricultura
En la lucha contra la erradicación del hambre y la malnutrición, se requiere que los países realicen inversiones responsables en la agricultura y en los sistemas alimentarios que mejoren los medios de vida de los pequeños productores y los grupos vulnerables.
Agriculture is the most important economic activity in Guatemala, employing around 32 per cent of the country’s labor force and contributing 14 per c
Antigua Guatemala, 17 May 2018
Strengthening the Legal Environment for Food Security and Nutrition of Vulnerable Groups as part of the COVID-19 Response and RecoveryThe COVID-19 pandemic poses a significant threat to the right to food for populations, and especially for marginalized groups. In many countries, COVID-19 is intertwining with pre-existing factors affecting food security and nutrition, by limiting the access to affordable and nutritious food, including lack of economic opportunities, extreme weather conditions, ongoing conflicts and more.
In 2016, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched a needs-driven Umbrella Programme to enhance responsible investment in agriculture and food systems with a view to addressing the global challenges of food security and hunger, particularly in low income countries. The work includes support for the application of guidance instruments such as the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI), endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2014.
The agricultural sector in low income countries has suffered from serious underinvestment for decades, with considerable consequences for long-term food security. The investment needed to eradicate hunger by 2030 has been estimated at US$1.5 billion annual additional investments per year, of which US$276 million is required for rural development and agriculture.