food security


General Science

  • noun the situation that exists when people have both physical access to, and the economic means to buy, sufficient food of a quality that meets their nutritional needs and food preferences


  • The reliable availability of a sufficient quantity and quality of nutritious food for a population.
  • As used by some NGOs, the term also requires that localities or regions be self sufficient, in apparent ignorance of the impossibility of combining this with the first definition.