Research, Advocacy and Capacity Building on Food-Related Legislation in South Asia

Realizing the urgency to tackle the problem of food insecurity in South Asia, and the need to institute proper legislation in order to effectively address food security-related concerns in South Asian countries, SAWTEE, in collaboration with Oxfam GB, launched a project in December 2012 to carry out a comprehensive study of existing legislation that are relevant to food security in five South Asian countries (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). The study aims to identify and analyze the features of food security-related legislation in these countries and highlight good practices as well as existing loopholes in the legislation.

SAWTEE is undertaking the project in collaboration with its following member organizations: Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) in Bangladesh; Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) International in India; Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in Pakistan; and Law and Society Trust (LST) in Sri Lanka.