THE JOURNEY TOWARDS THE RIGHT TO FOOD: AN ASSESSMENT OF NGO WORKERS PESPECTIVES OF FOOD RIGHTS IN AFRICA

Thomas Sibeso, Edwin Busiku

Abstract


The right to food, and its variations, is a human right protecting the right for people to feed themselves in dignity, implying that sufficient food is available, that people have the means to access it, and that it adequately meets the individual's dietary needs. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the understanding of frontline NGOs perspectives and understanding on the right to food. 300 workers were selected from South Sudan to respond to pre-designed questionnaires. Many respondents affirmed that the right to food protects the right of all human beings to be free from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. They however reject the notion that the right to food does not imply that governments have an obligation to hand out free food to everyone who wants it, or a right to be fed.


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