n South African Journal on Human Rights - Adopting a human rights approach to food policy in an era of global financial crisis




The recent global financial crisis has affected and is affecting virtually all sectors of society in both developing and developed countries. This article examines the impact the crisis has had on the right to food and attempts to show that efforts to enhance this right, amidst the financial crisis, should be wary of including or adopting measures that have not been successful in bringing about the required food access and production. The article argues for the adoption of a rights-based approach to food as a basis for policy and practice. This approach is viewed as one that encompasses a wide range of issues and calls for a coordinated effort from the wider community which is required to enhance food availability, access and production.


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