The Human Right To Food
This publication is a section of the WHH position paper on rural development.
Access to sufficient, appropriate food is a human right. Governments of countries affected by hunger have the obligation to create the framework conditions to enable people to gain access to sufficient, nutritious and culturally appropriate food.
Governments in the North have to evaluate the policy measures of all their departments with respect to possible exacerbation of hunger in other countries. Civil society in both North and South should utilise the right to food as an instrument for monitoring state actions, for demanding suitable strategies to combat hunger and for ensuring that they are implemented.