All about Food Security
The food security is actually the issue of accessibility of food and the
accessibility of food to an individual. A household is generally considered food secured if its residents are not
going to bed hungry and are not under the apprehension of starvation. These days, it is becoming more challenging
to upkeep food security in an atmosphere that is inundated with a convergence of peak phenomenon namely peak fish,
peak water, peak phosphorus, peak grain and peak oil.
More than half of the population of the food resides in city areas since
November’2007. Hence, any kind of disturbance caused to supplies of farm, may rash a huge food crises in a
comparatively less amount of time. The constant worldwide finance crisis has influenced the farm supplies
adversely, despite of the hike in the prices of different commodities. The food security is therefore a serious
concern that stands at the crossroads of various disciplines.
In developing countries, more than half of the population resides in the rural
areas. In such a context, the agricultural advancement among
the small farmers and people who are landless offers an earning to the people, giving them the chance to be in
their respective communities. In a number of areas across the world, the ownership of land is not there, therefore,
people who desire to have or require a farm to earn livelihood, have little of motivation for developing the
There is a direct relationship between poverty and level of food consumption.
Families that are equipped with financial aids to get through severe poverty hardly confront the problem of severe
hunger, while the deprived families are not only those who undergo the problem of severe hunger the most, but are
also that part of the population who are at the most risk during times of famine and food shortage.
The amount of people going to bed without having any food on a regular basis is
alarmingly high and is by no means going a considerable descent. More than half of the undernourished people are
residing in the continent of Asia and a quarter of this are living in the continent of Africa. The percentage of
the population, on the other hand that is starving, is nevertheless greater in the continent of Africa by thirty
three percent whereas the proportion is sixteen percent in Asia.
Eradicating the problem of poverty and hunger necessitates an understanding of the
manner in which they are interrelated. Undernourishment and hunger that escorts it, avoids the deprived people from
making a narrow escape from the problem of poverty since it reduces their capability to work, learn and take care
of themselves along with their family.
The problem of food security comes in when people are malnourished due to the
unavailability of food, lack or shortage of both economic and social access to food and utilization of food in
inadequate quantities. People facing the problem of food security are those people whose intake of food is less
than what they should be exactly having.