for Tread Softly background briefings on Food Security

Sustainable Development Goal

Zero Hunger – from World Food Programme

Ending Hunger: What would it cost? from IISD and IFPRI

Global Nutrition Report 2017 – Summary

The State of Food Security

The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2017 from Food and Agriculture Organization

The Future of Food and Agriculture: Trends and Challenges: Summary from Food and Agriculture Organization

Ending Rural Hunger Extensive resource of graphics and data on rural hunger

2017 Global Hunger Index from International Food Policy Research Institute

Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index Ranking governments on their political commitment

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2016 from UN Food and Agriculture Organization

News and Analysis

Food and Agriculture from IPS News

Food Security from IRIN News

Food and Agriculture Organization

World Food Programme

The Right to Food

The Right to Adequate Food – briefing note from Food and Agriculture Organization

The contribution of the right to food to global food security: a tool not a symbol from UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

Gender and the Right to Food from UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

Precarious Lives – why it’s vital to protect the right to food at a time of price volatility – from Institute of Development Studies

Governance of Food Security

Committee on World Food Security

Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme

International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security

Final Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to food Olivier De Schutter, January 2014

Hope in West Africa ship tour, 2017 – Greenpeace research expedition on illegal fishing

Campaign Groups

African Centre for BioSafety


Food First


La Via Campesina

Small-scale Farming

Soil fertility: Agro-ecology and not the Green Revolution for Africa from African Centre for Biodiversity

Agroecology Knowledge Hub from UN Food and Agriculture Organization

From uniformity to diversity: a paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems from International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food systems (IPES)

Who will feed Africans? From Friends of the Earth Africa

From the Roots Up: How Agroecology can feed Africa from Global Justice Now

Industrial Agriculture

Who Will Feed Us – The Peasant Food Web versus The Industrial Food Chain from ETC Group

Too Big to Feed Exploring the impacts of mega-mergers, consolidation and concentration of power in the agri-food sector from International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems

The three agricultural input mega-mergers (ChemChina-Syngenta; Dow-DuPont; and Bayer-Monsanto)  from African Centre for Biodiversity

Agribusiness mega-mergers expose need for UN Competition Convention from Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017

Facilitating corporate capture or investing in small-scale sustainable agriculture and agroecology? from Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017

GMO Crops

New Agriculturist

Genetically Modified Foods – FAQs from World Health Organization

World Food Prices

The FAO Price Index from Food and Agriculture Organization

Biofuels and Land-grabbing

The global farmland grab in 2016: how big, how bad? from GRAIN

Socially responsible farmland investment: a growing trap from GRAIN

Food Crisis and the Global Land Grab published by GRAIN

International Land Coalition

Research Resources

Silent but Deadly: Estimating the real climate impact of agribusiness corporations from Global Justice Now

OECD Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2016

Africa Agriculture Status Report 2017 from Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

No Ordinary Matter: Conserving, Restoring and Enhancing Africa’s Soils a Montpellier Panel Report

Seed Laws that Criminalise Farmers from GRAIN

New Agriculturalist


more Food Security briefings
Food Security Definition and Global Divide
Right to Food
Sustainable Development Goal for Food
Causes of Food Insecurity
Governance of Food Security
Solutions to Food Insecurity