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Community radio focuses on food security

16 October 2009

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The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC, will broadcast radio programmes on the theme: ‘Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis’ to mark the World Food Day today. The programmes will highlight how rural development and natural resource management can help in combating hunger.

The worldwide community radio network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, AMARC will be covering on October 16th 2009 the World Food Day by emphasizing on this year theme "Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis".

AMARC covers also the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) activities for the World Food Day as part of a signed worldwide partnership agreement between the two organisations, in order to contribute to rural development and natural resources.

The radio programmes will be broadcast through local community radio stations and live-streamed on the AMARC World Food Day.

To view the programmes please click here.

Right to food

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 first recognized the right to food as a human right.

It was then incorporated in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Article 11) adopted in 1966 and ratified by 156 states, which are today legally bound by its provisions.

The expert interpretation and more refined definition of this right are contained in General Comment 12 of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1999). The Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security – the Right to Food Guidelines – were adopted by the FAO Council in 2004 and provide practical recommendations on concrete steps for the implementation of the right to food.

Source : AMARC

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