Food and nutrition security - identified via availability, access, utilization, and stability - and transitions to sustainable food systems are major discourses in the agro-food arena, as many countries today experience different forms of malnutrition simultaneously, such as child undernutrition, anemia among women, and adult obesity. Meanwhile, the triple burden of malnutrition (undernutrition, overnutrition, and micronutrient deficiency) is still widespread. Food Security and Nutrition explores integrated, context-specific approaches to food security challenges, emphasizing nutrition security as an integral component and addressing the implications of food content to food and nutrition security policies.
Providing insight into these challenges through agricultural, policy, nutritional, geographic and sustainability lenses, Food Security and Nutrition is a valuable reference for food scientists and nutrition researchers working in food supply, food security, and nutrition security, and policy makers, investors, and other decision-makers seeking to address food insecurity around the world.
- Addresses nutrition security as part of the overall challenge of food security
- Explores contributing factors that impact both food and nutrition security
- Presents insights into effective policy development and implementation
1. Leveraging Nutrition for Food Security: The Integration of Nutrition in the Four Pillars of Food Security 2. Transition Towards Sustainable Food Systems: A holistic pathway towards Sustainable Development 3. Food security and nutrition in agro-food sustainability transitions 4. Agri-food markets, trade and food and nutrition security 5. The linkage between agricultural input subsidies, productivity, food security and nutrition 6. Diversifying crops for food and nutrition security - a case of vegetable amaranth, an ancient climate-smart crop 7. Metrics for identifying food security status 8. Public policies, food and nutrition security, and sustainable food systems: Convergences from the Food Acquisition Program - PAA 9. Food and nutrition security and wildlife conservation: Case studies from Kenya 10. Food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food and nutrition security 11. Dynamics and innovative technologies affecting diets: Implications on global food and nutrition security