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Local and small-scale farming: a solution to hunger and malnutrition

Local and small-scale farming: a solution to hunger and malnutrition

Over the past fifty years, there has been significant progress in boosting agricultural production, however this has hardly reduced the number of people whose right to food remains unrealized and who suffer from hunger and malnutrition, states a recent report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter.
Discrimination faced by rural women impacts negatively food security

Discrimination faced by rural women impacts negatively food security

The UN independent expert on the right to food deplores the negative impact of discrimination faced by rural women on food security, in his new report to the Human Rights Council.
Land, fisheries and forests – the first global agreement on tenure guidelines

Land, fisheries and forests – the first global agreement on tenure guidelines

A major advance in global efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty – global agreement reached on voluntary guidelines for the tenure of land, fisheries and forests.
Protecting the right to food: Lessons from Eastern and Southern Africa

Protecting the right to food: Lessons from Eastern and Southern Africa

“Political will, civil society participation and empowerment, and the establishment of monitoring mechanisms are key elements of any strategy against hunger,” says Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food.
Right to food: the impacts of bad diets

Right to food: the impacts of bad diets

In his new report to the UN Human Rights Council, Olivier De Schutter, the UN independent expert on the right to food, addresses the links between health and malnutrition.
The crisis in the Horn of Africa: a human rights perspective

The crisis in the Horn of Africa: a human rights perspective

The severe drought in the Horn of Africa has become an unprecedented human rights crisis, devastating the lives of millions.
High Commissioner: Put people first when tackling the global food crisis

High Commissioner: Put people first when tackling the global food crisis

We need to put people first in order to help realize their rights and tackle the root causes of the global food crisis, High Commissioner for Human Right Navi Pillay told a Human Rights Council panel on the right to food.
Right to food in Timor-Leste

Right to food in Timor-Leste

In Timor-Leste, hunger is a daily reality for many people. OHCHR works in monitoring and advocating their right to adequate food.