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Food security and food waste: key issues

Code: 9781786766748
Silvia Gaiani and Jorge Fonseca, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Italy

Chapter synopsis: Food security embeds the most challenging aspects of the current food systems and of the world dynamics. This chapter provides an overview of food security – it presents definitions, history, measurements and the global policy framework– and illustrates some of the various global challenges food security faces, grouping them according to sectoral domains: food governance, economy, environment, policies/institutions and society. The chapter also presents case studies about interventions in rural (Malawi) and urban (Rosario, Argentina) areas to enhance food security and introduces the complex relationship between food security and food loss and waste.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2019.0053.01
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Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 The evolution of the concept of food security 3 Definitions and pillars of food security 4 Recent measurements and data on food security 5 The current food security policy framework 6 Food security: key dimensions 7 Case studies: food security in rural and urban areas 8 The complex relationship between food loss and waste and food security 9 Summary and future trends 10 Where to look for further information 11 References

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