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Type: Book chapter
Title: Food security global overview
Author: Stringer, R.
Citation: Food Poverty and Insecurity: International Food Inequalities, 2015 / M Caraher and J Coveney (ed./s), Ch.2, pp.11-18
Publisher: Springer
Publisher Place: Cham, Switzerland
Issue Date: 2015
ISBN: 3319238590
9783319238593
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Randy Stringer
Abstract: While the definition of food security encompasses food availability, access, utilization and stability, most attention appears to have been on increasing the amount of foods available. Evidence suggests, however, that widespread hunger can exist even in times of increasing food availability. This draws attention to the need to distinguish between household and individual food security. Even though households may have ready access to food supplies, individual food security requires appropriate resources, markets and social networks.
Keywords: Medical
Rights: © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
RMID: 0030065882
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-23859-3_2
Published version: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319238586#
Appears in Collections:Global Food Studies publications

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