A Nested Approach to the Right to Food: Food Security, Gender Violence, and Human Rights

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Hunt, Kathleen
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Agricultural Education and Studies

The Department of Agricultural Education and Studies was formed in 1989 as a result of the merger of the Department of Agricultural Education with the Department of Agricultural Studies. Its focus includes two these fields: agricultural education leading to teacher-certification or outreach communication; and agricultural studies leading to production agriculture or other agricultural industries.

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The Department of Agricultural Education and Studies was formed in 1989 from the merger of the Department of Agricultural Education and the Department of Agricultural Studies.

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1989–present

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The six contributed chapters in Gender, Nutrition, and the Human Right to Adequate Food: An Inclusive Framework bring public policy, political economy, and gender equity together to create an inclusive framework for food system reform. Uniting human rights, gender discrimination, and food sovereignty, the book offers a comprehensive analysis of the complex intersections between food and nutritional justice, as well as structural poverty and violence. The text is a product of the collabo­rative effort between the Gender Nutrition Rights (GNR) university-based research group and two international nongovernmental organizations, FIAN International and the Geneva Infant Feed­ing Association (GIFA), as part of ongoing efforts to “contribute to the capacity and momentum for action and human rights enforceability through the full engagement and self-determination of all women and men in the pursuit of nutritional well-being, with human dignity” (p. xxix). Together, the analyses presented in Gender, Nutrition, and the Human Right to Adequate Food add necessary depth to the consideration of patterns in food insecurity and gender violence, barriers to the full realization of a human right to food, and structural discon­nects in the theory and practice of gender security and nutritional access.

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This is a review from Hunt, K. (2016). A Nested Approach to the Right to Food: Food Security, Gender Violence, and Human Rights. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 7(1), 141-143. doi: 10.5304/jafscd.2016.071.008. Posted with permission.

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