Who We Are


CEFROHT is an indigenous not-for-profit legal advocacy and action-research organization using a Human Rights-Based Approach to promote food, and adequate living rights. CEFROHT’s mission is to use legal tools for food justice, and adequate living through integrated programs; that is, Social justice and Strategic Litigation, Advocacy, and Community Empowerment.

CEFROHT’s work is directed towards food justice and promoting adequate living. These include utilizing legal tools to ensure realization of land rights, food security, food safety and nutrition, livelihood rights, environmental health, and mainstreaming a food systems approach.  Therefore, CEFROHT’s efforts are targeted towards a sustainable food system, environmental health, nutrition, and economic rights which affect vulnerable populations such as women, children, orphans, people living with HIV/AIDS, persons with disabilities, and the youth. CEFROHT is a center designed for rights on food and livelihoods.

CEFROHT is working on two thematic areas: FOOD JUSTICE and SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS.


This is pursued under the food systems approach impacting laws, policies, and practices of both duty bearers and rights holders from farm to fork. We mainly work to make the entire food chain healthy and sustainable-stretching from preproduction, production (regenerative agriculture), post-harvesting, processing, marketing, and consumption. All these are pursued using a Human Rights Based Approach of participation, accountability, non-discrimination, transparency, human dignity, empowerment, and rule of law.

CEFROHT works to promote the right to adequate food. That is food security, food and seed sovereignty, food safety, nutrition, and prevention of food-related NCDs. CEFORHT’s energies are therefore directed towards ensuring universal access to nutritious, affordable, and culturally-appropriate food for all while advocating for the well-being and safety of those involved in the food production process.

Under this, CEFROHT has the following Sub-themes;





Under sustainable livelihoods, CEFROHT works on two sub-themes. That is, Climate change adaptation and Land and smallholder farmers.

Climate Change Adaptation. CEFROHT engages stakeholders at local, national and regional level to promote sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity conservation. CEFROHT promotes Agroecology as a practice and science for climate change adaptation. Particularly, CEFROHT targets small holder farmers, local Government leaders and policy makers at national level to come up with legal and policy frameworks; sustainable use of natural resources and biodiversity. It engages in legal empowerment of both vulnerable communities and their leaders including financial inclusion avenues.

CEFROHT uses legal platforms at local Government level to enhance financial inclusion and economic justice through establishment of Agroecology earth markets,

Under land and small holder farmer’s sub-theme, CEFROHT engages duty bearers at local and national level to promote sustainable access to land rights justice. In this, CEFROHT uses the Human Rights (Enforcement) Act, 2019 as a tool and easy to use procedures for redress. 

This is because land access, usage, and ownership rights for smallholder farmers and indigenous communities is a central component of CEFROHT’s work. Many vulnerable persons especially women, children, youths, and PWDs are CEFROHT target beneficiaries. CEFROHT uses the law (especially the Human Rights Enforcement law) to push back and support redress mechanisms for persons and communities who face illegal and inequitable land evictions from political elites and corporate elites who are in pursuit of large land acquisitions.

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