Human right to water

Currently, over one billion people – one sixth of the world’s population – lack access to clean water. Water for domestic consumption is essential as drinking water and for the domestic preparation of food. Water is also needed for minimum standards of hygiene without which people become... Read More...

Human right to food

The right to food is one of the most widely violated human rights. Although enough food is produced to feed the world, it is estimated that around 1 billion people in the world suffer from hunger and malnutrition. Only a small percentage of this hunger and malnutrition... Read More...

Access to land

The majority of the almost 1 billion hungry and malnourished people worldwide paradoxically live where food is produced – in rural areas. Half of the hungry worldwide are marginalized smallholder farmers. Another 22 percent are landless, earning their income either as agricultural labourers or in the rural... Read More...

Legislation and guidelines

In 2004 the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) adopted the ‘Right to Food Guidelines’, to clarify how countries can comply with the obligations following from the universal human right to food. More recently, the FAO also adopted the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure... Read More...

Agrofuels

Fuels based on agricultural crops like sugarcane and palm oil are often presented as a solution for both climate change and the energy crisis. FIAN is very concerned about the aggressive expansion of agrofuel production for a variety of reasons.

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