Food Security

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The term food security is often used by Global community; to describe two things viz. the availability of food and the ability to purchase it. Food security means a person should have a consistent supply of food and the ability to purchase it in sufficient quantities. A family is considered food secure when its members will not face hunger and starvation. Ensuring global food security will only become more challenging in the future as demand for food is projected to increase by 50 percent over next 20 yrs. It is said in the coming future it would be a challenge to ensure global food security, as it is foreseen that the demand for food will increase by 50% over the next 20 years. This increased demand will be primarily shape up the population and income growth in middle income countries. Growth in the agricultural productivity already is globally lagging. Agricultural productivity will also face threats from climate change, scarce water supply and competition from energy resources from industry and urbanization. Climate change will result in fall in the rice yields which is anticipated to be more than 25 percent in most of the world’s poorest countries. This fall in the supply of rice will result in an additional 24 million children to suffer from under nourishment. Poverty leads to malnutrition, people who are poor often cannot afford to buy their basic food requirement. Hungry families expend over half their income to buy just the food they need to…...

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