Food Security

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What are some reasons for the need for food security?

Natural disasters

What is the definition of food security?

Having access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food

Which of the following is NOT a component of food security?

Affordability

How does drought affect food security?

Leads to crop failure

Which component of food security refers to people's ability to access and utilize food consistently over time?

Stability

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Food Security

  • Food security is defined as a situation where all people at all times have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and lead active and healthy lives.

Need for Food Security

  • Food security is necessary to ensure that people have access to sufficient and nutritious food, which is essential for leading active and healthy lives.

Components of Food Security

  • Availability: Having sufficient quantities of food available to meet the population's dietary needs.
  • Access: Having sufficient resources to obtain appropriate foods for a nutritious diet.
  • Utilization: People's ability to access and utilize food consistently over time, referring to their ability to absorb and utilize the nutrients in the food.
  • Stability: Food availability, access, and utilization remain consistent over time, without significant fluctuations.

Threats to Food Security

  • Drought affects food security by reducing crop yields, leading to food shortages and price increases, which can exacerbate malnutrition and hunger.

Incomplete Component of Food Security

  • Food sovereignty, which refers to the right of people to control their own food systems, is NOT a component of food security.

Test your knowledge on food security and learn about its components such as availability, access, utilization, and stability. Discover the importance of ensuring everyone's physical and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food for a healthy life.

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