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What is food security?

“Food security exists 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”  

World Food Summit, 1996

But what does that mean? In the video below, Prof. Dr. Andy Nelson from the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente (ITC/UTwente), gives an overview of food security and food systems.


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Food Security and Food Systems (Prof. Dr. Andy Nelson, Uni Twente)

The term food security was institutionalized in the 1970s and evolved over time. Find out about the development of the food security concept below.

Source: FAO, 1983; Sen, 1981; Shakeel, 2018; Stevens et al., 2000; United Nations (UN), 2016; United Nations (UN), 2015; World Bank, 1986. Photo by Pixabay