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Right to Food Case Study from India on Evidence-Based Policy Influence

The Right to Food Campaign (RTF) is “an informal network of organisations and individuals committed to the realisation of the right to food in India” (www.righttofoodindia.org, consulted 02.12.04). Starting from the premise that “everyone has a fundamental right to be free from hunger and undernutrition” (ibid.) it seeks to achieve not only equitable and sustainable food systems, but also entitlements relating to food security, such as the right to work, land reform, and social security. It believes that effective popular organisation is essential in order to make such basic needs a political priority, and is committed to “fostering this process through all democratic means” (ibid.).