Bibliography: Right to food (downloadable)

The books and articles here cover many of the key debates on the right to food. I’ve included some reviews in the book review section. My other bibliographies can be seen under the bibliography category.

Alston, Philip, and K. Tomaševski. The Right to Food. International Studies in Human Rights. Boston; Utrecht: M. Nijhoff; Stichting Studie- en Informatiecentrum Mensenrechten, 1984.

Boerma, Addeke Hendrik, and Colin Mackenzie. A Right to Food : A Selection from Speeches. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1976.

Committee on Economic Social and Cultural Rights. Substantive Issues Arising in the Implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: General Comment 121999.

Ehrensaft, Philip, Fred H. Knelman, and Canadian Associates of the Ben-Gurion Universiat ha-Negev. The Right to Food : Technology, Policy and Third World Agriculture. Montréal: Canadian Associates of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 1986.

Eide, Asbjørn, Catarina Krause, and Allan Rosas. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights : A Textbook. 2nd rev. ed. Dordrecht : London: M. Nijhoff, 2001,

FAO. “Implementing the Right to Food in National Legislation.” (accessed June/20, 2006).

Gopaldas, Tara. “Gujarat’s Imporoved Mid-Day Meal Helps Children Learn.” Nutreview 2, (2003).

Karat, Brinda. “Fighting for A Basic Human Right: A Life Free from Hunger.” People’s Democracy XXVI, no. 51 (29 Dec 2002, 2002),

Khera, Reetika. “Mid-Day Meals in Rajasthan.” The Hindu, 12 Nov 02, 2002.

Krishnaswamy, S. Y., Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and Freedom from Hunger Campaign. Man’s Right to Freedom from Hunger; a Report. Rome: Fao, 1963.

Linusson, Elisabeth, Micheline Beaudry-Someynsky, Michael C. Latham, and Cornell University. Program in International Nutrition. The Right to Food and Good Nutrition : Proceedings and Papers Presented at a Seminar on 26th June 1993, Michael Latham Celebrations. Cornell International Nutrition Monograph Series. Vol. 26. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, Program in International Nutrition, 1994.

Ryan, James G., Xin Meng, and International Food Policy Research Institute. The Contribution of IFPRI Research and the Impact of the Food for Education Program in Bangladesh on Schooling Outcomes and Earnings. Impact Assessment Discussion Paper ;; no. 22. Washington, D.C: International Food Policy Research Institute, 2004.

S., Vivek. “Collected Notes from the Right to Food Campaign.”.

Thorat, Sukhdeo, and Joel Lee. “Caste Discrimination and Food Security Programmes.” Economic and Political Weekly no. 24 Sept 05 (24 Sept 05, 2005).

United Nations Centre for Human Rights. Right to Adequate Food as a Human Right. Human Rights Study Series. Vol. 1. New York: United Nations, 1989.

Vidar, Margret. “State Recognition of the Right to Food at the National Level.”12-14 Oct 2005, .

WFP. Global School Feeding Report 2005. Rome: WFO, 2005.

World Bank. Repositioning Nutrition as Central to Development: A Strategy for Large-Scale Action. Directions in Development.2006.


This bibliography is available in a text file to import into refworks, procite, endnote and other bibliography managers. If you’d like the list, click here. This was generated from Refworks and importing should be straight forward.

About Vivek Srinivasan

I work with the Program on Liberation Technology at Stanford University. Before this, I worked with the Right to Food Campaign and other rights based campaigns in India. To learn more, click here.

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