Food Security Bill, 2017

The Bill proposes to give effect to Article 43(l) (c) of the Constitution on freedom from hunger and the right to adequate food of
acceptable quality. Article 43 of the constitution establishes the right "to be free from hunger, and to have adequate food of acceptahlc quality". Under Article 2l(3), all State organs and all public officers have a duty to address needs of vulnerable groups within society, including women, older members of society, persons with disabilities, children, youth, members of minority or marginalized communities, and members of particular ethnic, religious or cultural communities. The need for this legislative framework is based on the requirement
by the National and county governments to put in place measures and mechanisms to address food insecurity and ensure that the right to food for all is realised. This Bill provides a framework and mechanism for the National and county governments to fulfil their obligations in relation to food security.


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