Ecuador recognizes the right to food in its Constitution since 2008, as an independent right applicable to all people. Article 13 states that individuals and communities have the right to safe and permanent access to healthy, sufficient and nutritious food; preferably locally produced and in accordance with their own different identities and cultural traditions. Similarly, Article 12 states that water is a fundamental and inalienable human right and is a strategic national asset for public use, inalienable, imprescriptible, and unable to be seized and essential for life.
- FNS legal and institutional framework in Ecuador
- Program list
- List of policies, plans and strategies
- FNS legislation list
- Policy monitoring
Relates to the way that people obtain food, both physically and economically, be it trade, self-production, access to markets, income increase due to programs and other social protection instruments, and direct food aid
Poverty and indigence rate (%)
Refers to the provision, supply or stock of food, i.e. it relates to the "supply", food production, production infrastructure, inputs and food production chains, and national and international net trade.
Food availability by food group (kCal/day/person)
It's the influence of food quality on the nutritional status of individuals and their health. This includes hygiene; sanitation; quality and food safety; nutritional information; and the way the body uses the nutrients.
It's the consolidation of the other three dimensions of food and nutrition security over time, ie "for everyone at all times." Thus, it considers the capacity to react to unforeseen political, economic and social crisis and natural disasters that may change the conditions of the other dimensions, creating risk and vulnerability.
Ratio of food imports and exports
Refers to the exchange of food and agricultural goods considered in chapters 01 through 24 of the harmonized system, that contributes to consolidate the status of the four food and nutrition security dimensions.
Evolution of agri-food trade