FOOD SECURITY

One of the greatest threats to society in the next 30 years is food security. Food Security is defined by the World Food Summit of 1996 as:

"WHEN ALL PEOPLE, AT ALL TIMES, HAVE physical and economic ACCESS TO SUFFICIENT SAFE and NUTRITIOUS FOOD that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life"

Economists estimate that at current production rates, we will not have enough food to feed the world’s nine billion people by 2050. Food security is a direct response to the heart of our mission: setting the captives free.

 

Four Elements of Food Security

As the backbone of a the framework used to achieve the daunting task of food security in developing nations, there are four basic elements: Availability, Access, Utilization, and Stability.

Availability - Refers to the physical existence of food.  On a national level this is comprised of the following sources:  Domestic Food Production, Commercial Food Imports and Exports, Food Aid and Domestic Food Stocks.

Access - Measured by the number of household with sufficient resources to obtain proper quantity, quality and diversity of a nutritious diet.

Utilization - 

Stability - 

 

 Latest News about Food security

 

81 Million People in Need of Food Assistance Worldwide | Food Security Portal

Global Food Security Alert, June 21, 2017 According to the latest Global Food Security Alert released by FEWS Net, nearly $2.2 billion has been spent on emergency food assistance globally since January; despite this spending, however, 81 million people remain in need of help.

Fighting for African food security

Successful smallholder farms, scaled-up investment, and nutrition-friendly public policies are crucial to boosting Africa's food supply in the coming decades, says global leader Kofi Annan. Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan relinquished his leadership of the United Nations in 2007, but his commitment to global change is stronger than ever.

The secret to food security in East Asia

For the first time in history, we can say we may be the generation to finally end world hunger. South-East Asia will play an important role.