Agribusiness and Human Rights: Briefing for Social Movements

CIDSE has just published a new brief on Agribusiness and Human Rights.

In this briefing CIDSE asks

 what global business & human rights standards should be applied to agricultural investment in order to reach the ultimate objectives of achieving the right to food, alleviating poverty, enhancing sustainable food production and creating decent employment conditions for agricultural workers. Our aim is to outline the obligations of States and the responsibilities of business with regard to agricultural investment, by highlighting how these are defined within existing international mechanisms. The briefing is aimed at civil society organisations, particularly social movements that are affected by the impacts of business investment in their communities. As smallholder food producers bear the highest risks from these investments, the briefing seeks to provide tools to hold governments to account for their duty to protect these rights holders. It is intended to provide an overview of existing business & human rights standards that can be applied to a broad range of international agricultural policy initiatives.

They have a section on “The Need for Coherent Global Food Governance” which is perhaps of interest you some of you food governance folks!

More information here: http://www.cidse.org/content/publications/just-food/agricultural-investment/agribusiness-and-human-rights-briefing-for-social-movements.html

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