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Food Security: A Basic Need for Humans

  • Kamrul Hossain
  • Dele Raheem
  • Shaun Cormier
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Abstract

Food is a basic human right. Food security promotes the right to food as guaranteed within the framework of human rights and at the end ensures overall human security. The right has been developed significantly over the last number of decades, not only to enhance the right to food but also to protect the most fundamental human right—the right to life—as it relates to, for example, the right to health, the right to water and the right to access to a clean environment. Moreover, the scope of its parameters has also been developed and broadened to incorporate collective and group rights, without necessarily exclusively addressing rights applicable to individuals only. However, the ways and means of implementing such human rights, especially the “right to food” and the right to have “adequate food,” will vary from country to country. Each state that has committed itself to realizing the “right to food” must take immediate steps to recognize the right for all as soon as possible to promote better performance in ensuring food security. The human rights norm mentioned in this chapter closely aligns with health security, economic security, cultural security and many other forms of security that eventually lead to furthering the promotion of overarching human security in connection to food security and in the context of Barents region.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kamrul Hossain
    • 1
  • Dele Raheem
    • 1
  • Shaun Cormier
    • 1
  1. 1.NIEMUniversity of Lapland NIEMRovaniemiFinland

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