Dry and important? Yes.

Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, preempts the World Summit on Food Security coming up in Rome with important recommendations. Spending 9 minutes with Olivier, who has a lovely accent, will give you a grasp of the directions we need to go to ensure that all are fed and can feed themselves!

Days ahead of the Summit, the negotiations on the Draft Declaration of the Summit are entering their final stage.

What is at stake is our ability to take the necessary steps towards a global food system that will make decisive progress towards realizing the human right to adequate food and building our resilience against the risk of future economic shocks and increasing volatility of food prices.

The Declaration coming out of the Summit should be coherent, ambitious and unambiguous on five issues: the right to food, governance, sustainability, trade, and the strengthening of international cooperation.

From the Special Rapporteur’s website