Olivier De Schutter’s first mandate (May 2008-May 2011) was inaugurated against the background of the most acute global food price crisis in history. Under these conditions, the Special Rapporteur chose to focus on exploring ways of addressing the root causes of the food crisis. What were the major issues raised during his first mandate? And what actions have been taken by him on each of them?
This paper provides an overview of the reports, missions and actions taken during the last 3 years. Each section of this report briefly presents the issue at stake; offers a summary of the actions of the Special Rapporteur; and provides references to the publications of the Special Rapporteur on the topic concerned.