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Definition(s)

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. (Source: 1996 World Food Summit)

Hierarchy

Broader: food
Related terms:
food access
food availability
nutritional security

In other languages

French
sécurité alimentaire
Russian
продовольственная безопасность
Spanish
seguridad alimentaria
Chinese, Simplified
粮食安全
Arabic
أمن غذائي

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with food security

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with food security. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Basel Convention
Stockholm Convention
Nagoya Protocol
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Minamata Convention on Mercury
United Nations Environment Assembly

Multimedia

The Panel of Experts of the BSF: role, process and lessons learned

Conservation and Sustainable Use projects