olivier de schutterOlivier De Schutter, the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to food has published his final report, coming after 6 years in the role. You can download his final report here: Olivier de Schutter final report

Graciela Romero, co-chair of the UK food Group said:

“The final report today from the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, points out the solution to global hunger and poverty is not one that merely focuses on technical fixes, or how to produce more food. It stresses fundamental issues of governance and democracy. Tackling the imbalances of power between small-scale food producers, and corporates and political elites is at the heart of the eradication of hunger and poverty. The role of the state in establishing policy and legislative frameworks, with binding powers, is vital to set public interest before private gain. Now decision-makers must heed the recommendations in the report that contest the pro-corporate agenda, championed by governments and international bodies, and take positive steps to build democratic and sustainable food systems.”