Food and nutrition security: towards the full realisation of human rights

Author: LĂ­via Maria da Costa Nogueira ,Flavio Luiz Schieck ,Valente and Veruska Prado

Abstract:"The challenges involved in the realisation of the human right to adequate food and nutrition (HRtAFN), and of food and nutrition sovereignty and security in African countries and in Brazil, comprise different elements—but also share several similarities. While there has been evidence of a significant reduction in hunger and malnutrition worldwide, it is observed that this phenomenon has not occurred at the same pace in sub-Saharan Africa and in some regions of Brazil. At the same time, there has been a rapid increase in the rates of overweight, obesity and related illnesses, such as diabetes, cardiac disease, various types of cancer, etc". (...)

Keywords:Food, nutrition security, realisation, human rights
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Type/Issue:Policy In Focus/36