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Food security and social justice: the need for a nexus approach

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2022/POLICY BRIEF.1


Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Policy briefs

Cluster: Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development

Initiatives: Promoting social justice, Promoting food and water security

SDGs: Agenda 2030

Keywords: Food security, Social justice, Right to food

Food security and social justice: the need for a nexus approach

March 2022

Food system inefficiencies in the Arab region are rooted in unequal access to scarce resources, structural barriers to unfettered participation of small-scale producers, and exclusionary policies. Addressing food insecurity can only be done through a commitment to upholding the right to food, food justice and food sovereignty (R2F-FJ-FS) nexus.

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