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.