The Cooperative Republic of Guyana, in its Political Constitution of 1980, makes an explicit recognition of the right to food, by noting in its third chapter "Fundamental Rights and Freedoms of the Individual", that "... any person in Guyana is entitled to a happy, creative, productive and hunger-free life ... ", establishing food as a fundamental right.
FNS legal and institutional framework in Guyana
- The right to food in Guyana
- FNS governance scheme and policy articulation in Guyana
- Sectoral laws in Guyana
- Program list
- List of policies, plans and strategies
- FNS legislation list
- Policy monitoring
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Food and nutrition security in Guyana
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
PIB per cápita, dólares constantes 2010
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.
Composición (%) de la disponibilidad alimentaria por grupo de alimentos
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.
Tasa (%) de obesidad (IMC>=30) en adultos (+18 años)
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.
Contribución (%) de emisiones por sectores de la economía, 2010
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.
Evolución del saldo agroalimentario, en millones