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

Blizkovsky, Petr
Visegrad journal on bioeconomy and sustainable development 2016 v.5 no.1 pp. 2-9
European Union, bioeconomics, collective action, food security, governance, hunger, ownership, politics, poverty, sustainable development
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.