Every person - man, woman and child - has the right to adequate foodA. Right to food is at the centre of our program that supports the voice of small scale producers to claim their right and that supports small scale producers to increase their production for better nutrition and better income. At local, regional and international level we work with key partners to improve policy environments for these target groups in order to enable change and make it sustainable.
1. support organization of community groups and link them with (local) policymakers, service providers and private sector actors, ensuring equal participation of women;
2. support small-scale (female) producers to sustainably increase their production and improve their ties with local markets, improving the availability of food at household level and enhancing income.
3. promote good quality and diversified diets, personal hygiene and proper care for infants, young children and mothers, applying contextualized nutrition education and messaging.
Context and monitoring
[A]Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Article 25: •(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.•(2) Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
[B]Amsterdam Initiative against Malnutrition, a coalition of Private Sector, Research and Civil Society Organizations
[C]TNO is a Dutch semi-governmental research institute, and has a programme on "Innovation for Development"[D]Base of the Pyramid Innovation Center