The right to food in Ecuador

Right to food legal framework

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.

Food and nutrition security framework law Law on Food Sovereignty
Associated sectoral laws