This is a report on the mission to Cameroon undertaken by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food from 16 to 23 July 2012.

After providing a brief introduction on the mission, the report describes the food insecurity situation in the country, including the particularly worrying situation of the inhabitants of the northern regions and of marginalized and vulnerable groups; and the efforts undertaken to limit food insecurity (sect. II).

The report then presents the legislative and institutional framework in which the right to food is ensured (sect. III) and analyses the three most important elements of the right to food, namely, improving the availability of food, access to food and sustainability (sect. IV).

The report examines how Cameroon is applying the principle of using the maximum of available resources, including revenue from the harnessing of natural resources, to ensure the right to food (sect. V). The key elements of a national strategy on the right to food are described in section VI.

Recommendations are addressed to the Government and to international organizations and development partners.


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'Mission to Cameroon', Report presented to the 22nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, also available in French, and Spanish. Other language versions can be found here