Definition of food security in English:

food security

Line breaks: food se¦cur|ity

noun

[mass noun]
  • The state of having reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food: food security has declined dramatically in many developing countries the ultimate in individual food security is growing your own food
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    • Food security both for rich and poor countries requires an increase in the level of self-sufficiency.
    • As populations continue to grow and environmental degradation gets worse, what do you see will happen with food security?
    • "Villagers are very appreciative of the seedlings, particularly fruit tree seedlings, which contribute to nutrition and food security."

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