Food Security

  • Food security refers to the consistent access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food for a healthy, active life.
  • It comprises availability, accessibility, utilisation, and stability of food sources.
  • Availability refers to food supply, whereas accessibility is about distribution and affordability.
  • Utilisation relates to how the body benefits from the food, ensuring safety and nutritional quality.
  • Stability denotes the consistent availability of food over time.
  • Factors impacting food security include climate change, natural disasters, and political conflicts.
  • Sustainable practises are crucial for supporting long-term food security.