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Mandate And Impact FIAN India recognises the need to work for the mainstreaming of the right to adequate food in the country. This is the only Human rights organisation in India working exclusively with the human right to food and feed oneself.

"Full, realization of the human right to adequate food" so that the community can enjoy ecologically, socially, economically and culturally appropriate and safe food in dignity.

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About FIAN India


Food first Information & Action Network, India, popularly known as (FIAN) is a registered national section of FIAN International. FIAN is an international human rights organization working for progressive realization of the right to adequate food, a human right as described in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.


FIAN India is a network of several independent national FIAN chapters and coordination working in different federal states of the country. FIAN India is a grassroots oriented organization without political or religious affiliations.


The origin of FIAN India could be traced back to 1991, when different chapters of FIAN India started taking shape. FIAN India has a federal structure and it has branches in Ten federal states of the country i.e. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Odisha, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and West Bengal.Recently FIAN has established an national office at New Delhi for effective communication. FIAN India aims to increase the accountability of the State for Full Realization of Human Right to Food, so that every person in India can have access to adequate food


FIAN India intervenes in situations where right to food and livelihoods are violated. In its work, FIAN units in India cooperate closely with victims of violations of right to food -and less and small peasants, rural workers, indigenous people, and women, the unemployed and urban poor. FIAN India's activities include measures of documenting violations of right to food in the country and to expose these incidents to the national and international civil society. It also means standing up against unjust and discriminatory practices that prevent people from feeding themselves. FIAN advocates for a form of globalization that respects human rights to food and feed oneself for all and recognizes social and ecological standards