FIAN International was founded in 1986 as the first organisation to advocate for the realization of the right to food and nutrition. Holding a consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, FIAN is active in more than 50 countries.
FIAN International exposes violations of people’s right to food and related rights wherever they may occur and stands up against undue and oppressive practices that prevent people from feeding themselves. The struggle for adequate nutrition is a critical component to the right to food, moving the debate beyond medicalized interventions and towards food systems that support healthy diets and ecosystems.
By holding governments accountable, it strives to secure people’s access to and control over natural resources as well as to halt the increasing corporate influence over our livelihoods, health and nutrition, now and for future generations.