Food Security

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Food security is the measure of the availability of food and individuals’ ability to access it. According to the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security, food security is defined as meaning that all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy life.

Food Security: How Technology Can Help

Food security is when every person, continuously has social, physical, and economic access to nutritious, safe and sufficient food. The food must meet their dietary needs and food preferences required for a healthy and active life. Some examples of food security include feeding schemes; soup kitchens; lunch clubs; shelter feeding & lunch packs. Food security is often challenged by factors such as a lack of education; inadequate planning; lack of transparency and improper governance; financing; slow paces in technology development and other governance issues. Improving these factors should contribute to improved food intake and less hunger.

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