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Global Financial Crisis, Volatile Food Prices, make Agricultural Focus Urgent, UN Human Rights Food Expert tells UN Commission on Sustainable Development.
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NEW YORK / GENEVA -- The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Mr. Olivier De Schutter, has outlined some of the crucial choices that must be made to design more sustainable food systems in a world facing climate change and declining natural resources. In a submission to the Commission on Sustainable Development, Mr. De Schutter said that only by considering food as a human right, and looking at agricultural development through that perspective, could the correct choices be made. Mr. De Schutter, who took up his functions as Special Rapporteur in 2008 when the world was experiencing dramatic food price increases, said it was urgent that governments make the connection between sustainable development and a rights based approach to food. “In responding to the global food crisis, its is easy to move from the symptom – prices which have suddenly peaked – to a possible cure – produce more, and remove as soon as possible all supply-side constraints,” he said. But if we think of food as a human right “we must ask a very different set of questions.” Will the measures we adopt to boost production benefit those who are food insecure? Or will they simply mean a return to low prices and only further discourage small-scale farmers and marginalize them further?
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OHCHR ,   (2009 )
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Press Release in English
Keywords:
FOOD, FOOD PLANNING, FOOD POLICY, FOOD REQUIREMENTS, FOOD RESERVES, FOOD RESOURCES, FOOD SHORTAGE, FOOD SUPPLY, RIGHT TO FOOD, FOOD SECURITY, SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION, HUMAN RIGHTS, AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES, FOOD AID, FOOD PROBLEMS, FOOD PRICES, FOOD PRODUCTION,FOOD REQUIREMENT.
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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10.01.00  -  Food And Nutrition
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