The Right to Food in Ethiopia: The Case of Awash Fantale Woreda, Afar Regional State

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Addis Ababa,University


Food insecurity and malnutrition makes part of the countries challenge in the history of Ethiopia. This paper examines the legal status of the right to food in and policy challenges in Ethiopia, factors affecting the right to food and some matters linked to the right which may contributed affirmatively or adversely to the right to food. Furthermore the study try to shed light on what are the main challenges as to access to food visa-viz state obligation empirically in awash fantalle worada. Deprivation of the right to food in Awash Fantale Worada attributed to the government policy, which is not inclusive, particularly the reluctance the government shows to have pastoralist policy and strategy. Furthermore there are also some legal constraints contributed to the limitation of access to food in the worada for instance the land proclamation neglects the constitutional right of pastoralists not to evicted from grazing land. Negligence to give attention to the people while carrying out large scale infrastructural projects and commercial irrigation projects. Eviction from the ancestral lands for the sake of commercial crops like sugar cane production which leads to scramble of grazing land and water makes part of the challenge to access food in the worada.



The right to food, Food Security, Ethiopia