Strengthening the Ecological Foundation of Food Security through Sustainable Food Systems

Author:
United Nations Environment Programme
Publisher:
United Nations Environment Programme
Publication Date:
16 October 2012
Tags:
Africa, Food and Agriculture, International Organizations and Africa

The World Food Summit defines food security as the condition when “all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life”. The summit goes on to say that “the four pillars of food security are availability, access, utilization and stability.



InFocus

Can Big Business Contribute to Food Security?

On World Food Day, an allAfrica guest columnist argues that big business can play a meaningful role in supporting cooperatives and small-scale farmers. Read more »