Right-to-Food: Strengthening the Legal and Political Concepts Through Soft Governance

Petr Blizkovsky


Addressing poverty issues in the developing world, and hunger issues in particular, is top of the global list of collective actions. However, in spite
of the right-to-food commitments taken by global leaders and the international community, the problems are persisting. This article analyses the
concept of “right-to-food“ from legal and political points of view and looks at the shortcomings for its implementation. A governance analysis
is provided together with recommendations for improvement. The experience of the European Union of economic coordination is utilised for
improving intergovernmental cooperation for food security. The Food Security Implementation Procedure is considered as a soft method based
on a voluntary participation with an objective to strengthen international coordination, national ownership and effective involvement of the
non-public sector.

food security, benchmarking, management of food availability, Africa

Petr Blizkovsky, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union

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