Contemporary Economic Issues: Food Security

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What is the main focus of Chapter 6 in the lecture?

Policies to improve food security

According to the lecture, why is achieving food security important for nations with large populations?

To avoid economic and political instability

What is one of the sustainable development goals (SDG 2030) related to food security?

(SDG Target 2.1): Ensuring access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food for all people all year round

What are some negative effects of food insecurity mentioned in the lecture?

Increased unemployment

How does the United Nations aim to change the world to a better one, according to the lecture?

By ensuring access to safe, nutritious, and sufficient food for all people

Study Notes

Chapter 6 Overview

  • The main focus of Chapter 6 is food security.

Importance of Food Security

  • Achieving food security is crucial for nations with large populations because it ensures a stable food supply, reduces poverty, and promotes economic growth.

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 2030)

  • One of the SDG 2030 goals is to "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture" (SDG 2).

Consequences of Food Insecurity

  • Food insecurity can lead to negative effects such as:
    • Malnutrition
    • Poverty
    • Social unrest
    • Migration

United Nations' Vision

  • The United Nations aims to create a better world by promoting sustainable development, reducing poverty, and ensuring food security for all nations.

Test your knowledge of contemporary economic issues with a focus on food security, as discussed in Dr. Nahla Azzam's lecture at Alexandria University. Explore concepts such as food security measurement, factors affecting food security, and the impacts of food insecurity.

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