food

Bolivia goes hungry on World Food Day
CESR has collaborated on a new report addressing hunger and food insecurity in Bolivia. This October 16, as the international community marks World Food Day, it behoves us to remember that hunger is not the inevitable result of natural factors. Rather, it is the direct ramification of deliberate political choices made by those in power.
Political failures behind Horn of Africa crisis
by Luke Holland
September 2nd, 2011
Political indifference is as much to blame as drought for the spectre of famine's return to the Horn of Africa. Luke Holland explores the factors contributing to the crisis currently gripping the region.
Land Grabbing and Its Implications for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
by Ute Reisinger
August 16th, 2011
Each year, up to 30 million hectares of farmland are lost to land grabbing. Land grabbing has reached unprecedented levels in recent years and is an issue of critical concern for economic, social and cultural rights.
International Financial Institutions Warn About Food Crisis But Offer No Policy Changes
by Victoria Wisniewski Otero
April 26th, 2011
World Bank and IMF continue to ignore calls to reassess their approach to agriculture policies and market regulation.
International Mission Focuses on Right to Food in Bolivia
by Victoria Wisniewski Otero and Sally-Anne Way
March 2nd, 2011
Bolivia has one of the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean, which affects 27 percent of children under five. CESR's Sally-Anne Way recently visited.
Egypt: Economic and Social Disparities Underlie Calls for Change
by Victoria Wisniewski, Ignacio Saiz and Kevin Donegan
February 4th, 2011
Disparities between youth and adults, and between men and women, especially in health, education, labor and an adequate standard of living, reveal much.
Guatemala rinde cuentas ante el Comité de los Derechos del Niño
by Maria Jose Eva
April 29th, 2010
Guatemala presenta unos de los peores resultados de cumplimiento de los derechos económicos y sociales de los niños y niñas de la región
Malawi government works to fulfill the human right to adequate food
by Shira Stanton
October 16th, 2009
Malawi cuts child malnutrition by 73 percent in just six years