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Food Security in India: Trends, Patterns and Determinants

Publisher: Indian Journal of Agricultural Econ

The concept of food security has evolved, developed, multiplied and diversified since the first World Food Conference of 1974. There are close to 200 different definitions of the term, but the essence of all these definitions is similar. The most common and useful definition of food security is “food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food which meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Thus, the concept of food security, in its wider connotation has four dimensions – availability, accessibility, utilisation and vulnerability – the interactions among them determine how food secure a country is or how adequate, steady and risk-free food consumption is at the household and individual levels.

Author(s): Shiv Jee, Anjani Kumar, MCS Bantilan, Praduman Kumar, Sant Kumar | Views(364) | Download (151)

  
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