International regulatory framework for food production and diversity

Johnson, Hope (2015) International regulatory framework for food production and diversity. In 3rd Law and Agroecology Ius et Rus Group 'Food Diversity: Between Rights, Duties and Autonomies', 6-7 May 2015, University of Salento.

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Stakeholders commonly agree that food systems need to be urgently reformed. Yet, how food systems should be reformed is extremely contested. Public international law and regulations are uniquely placed to influence and guide law, policy, programmes and action at regional, national and local levels. Although plenty of international legal instruments intersect with food-related issues, the international regulation of food systems is fragmented, understudied and contested. In order to address these issues, this paper maps and analyses the public international regulatory aspects of food production with a view to providing recommendations for reform. Accordingly, this paper brings together a variety of binding and non-binding international regulatory instruments that to varying degrees and from a range of angles deals with the first activity in the food system: food production. The following paper traces the regulatory tools from natural resources, to the farmers and farm workers that apply skill and experience, and finally to the different dimension of world trade in food. The various regulatory instruments identified, and their collective whole, will be analysed against a rights-based approach to food security.

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ID Code: 85034
Item Type: Conference Item (Keynote)
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Published as part of a Synthesis Report entitled Agroecology and the Law for the World Expo 2015 (“Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”) (to be presented in a public event on 2 October 2015 in Milan)
Keywords: Food Law, Human Rights, Food System Regulation, International legal frameworks, Food Security, Food Diversity, Global Governance, Agroecology
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 29 Jun 2015 23:26
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2015 23:30

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