2017 Food policy

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Recommendation for Colombia par. 57 and par. 58 (2017)

Text of the recommendation

57. The Committee is concerned at the prevailing disparities in relation to the right to adequate food, specifically between the critical rates of malnutrition and food insecurity and the rising number of overweight or obese persons in some regions. The Committee is also concerned at the lack of adequate measures to support peasant and smallholder farmers, which has a negative impact on the enjoyment of the right to food (art. 11).

58. The Committee recommends that the State party develop, pursuant to the National Food Security and Nutrition Policy, a comprehensive national strategy for the protection and promotion of the right to adequate food in order to address food insecurity throughout its national territory and to promote healthier diets.

Year 2017
Topic Food policy
Document Type Country Recommendations
Country Colombia
Policy Area Food and nutrition security
Human Rights Comiteee CESCR
Human Rights Right to adequate food and nutrition


Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of Colombia E/C.12/COL/CO/6, (2017). Par. 57; 58. Available at: https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/treatybodyexternal/Download.aspx?symbolno=E%2fC.12%2fCOL%2fCO%2f6&Lang=en