About our organisation

FIAN International was founded in 1986 as the first international human rights organization to advocate for the realization of the right to adequate food and nutrition. 

We envision a world free from hunger, in which every woman, man and child can fully enjoy their human rights in dignity, particularly the right to adequate food.

Our mission is to expose violations of people's right to food wherever they may occur. We stand up against unjust and oppressive practices that prevent people from feeding themselves. The struggle against gender discrimination and other forms of exclusion is an integral part of our mission. We strive to secure people's access to the resources that they need in order to feed themselves, now and in the future.

FIAN consists of national sections and individual members in over 50 countries around the world. We work as a not-for-profit organization without any religious or political affiliation. We hold also a consultative status to the United Nations. 

Read our Strategic Plan 2018-2023 here.