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

Policy in Focus, Vol. 13, Issue No. 2, October 2016

A publication of The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

51 pp. 3.6 MB

This special issue features 12 articles tackling the challenges involved in the attainment of the human right to adequate food and nutrition, and food and nutrition sovereignty in African countries and in Brazil. 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.

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