2012 Food policy

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Recommendation for Cameroon, par. 26 (2012)

Text of the recommendation

26. (...) The Committee urges the State party to take the necessary measures to protect the right to adequate food, including by setting up a public food distribution system for the most disadvantaged and marginalized regions and groups. It also calls on the State party to tackle structural problems related to food insecurity, such as security of land tenure for small-scale producers, the transport and distribution of foodstuffs, and the availability of agricultural credits. The Committee refers the State party to its general comment No. 12 (1999) on the right to adequate food and to the Voluntary Guidelines to support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security, adopted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.


Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under articles 16 and 17 of the Covenant, E/C.12/CMR/CO/2-3 (2012). Par. 26. Available at: https://docstore.ohchr.org/SelfServices/FilesHandler.ashx?enc=4slQ6QSmlBEDzFEovLCuW6UZeww1QFihQBrUmR7Q0x%2FtpSH9GkYhB5bG%2Fo9ZXFU9sbkIS%2BUysVKEuVehwGiJ2swxybOWJxDwtJExBzV2uKpEAKxa%2Fj9MbeX2YCdNSrQ6