The final report of the 1996 World Food Summit states that food security exists when all people at all times have physical and economic access to sufficient,safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
Our forefathers had a system that ensured food security.By the time of harvesting,they still had food in granaries.Farms were kept busy with varieties of food for both long-term and short-term needs.
They were committed to the farm as the primary source of food and it never failed them.They also knew how to maintain soil fertility through farm manure.Today,food security is more tha a family issue!
There are four pillars of food security namely;food availability,food accessibility,food utilization and food stability.
Food security has many advantages including but not limited to optimal health.Read more here http://www.thenewgreenearth.wordpress.com/food-security/benefits-of-food-security
Food insecurity has serious impacts on man and animals. The most serious is loss of lives.Read more here http://www.thenewgreenearth.WordPress.com/food-security/effects-of-food-insecurity
Working towards restoration of food security is an urgent need of our time.Read more on how to restore food security here http://www.thenewgreenearth.wordpress.com/restoration-of-food-security