Welcome to the library guide to food security!
In this guide you will find a variety of resources encompassing a broad range of issues related to food security, such as natural science, health, economics, governance, and social science. Some resources will need to be accessed through the University Library's subscriptions. If you are not on campus, you might need to log in or go to the following page to see all that the library has to offer:
“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.” (World Food Summit, 1996)
The dimensions of food security include:
(FAO 2006, http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/templates/faoitaly/documents/pdf/pdf_Food_Security_Cocept_Note.pdf)
"Food sovereignty is the right of peoples to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods, and their right to define their own food and agriculture systems." (La Via Campesina)
The pillars of food sovereignty are:
(From Food Secure Canada)