My name is Dr Stephen Adejoro of Zartech Limited Nigeria, and I wish to contribute to the choice of appropriate terminology on the definition of FOOD SECURITY.
I believe that any acceptable definition must emphasize the word SECURITY as the major objective for hunger alleviation and healthy food supply for the World population
The term SECURITY must be subconsciously understood by consumers , Government and NGO policies makers as a state of real confidence without fear and anxiety, on an assurance for a steady and basic supply of food, that is regularly available ,affordable , safe and of good quality to guarantee minimum nutritional requirement for consumers
Whereas the word FOOD must recognize availability, affordability and food safety. The SECURIY term of the terminology, must recognize that nutritional standard for healthy body system must be part and parcel of an acceptable terminology
So my choice of an appropriate terminology is FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION
Dr Stephen Adejoro
Head of Research &Marketing
Related links and resources:
The paper Coming to terms with terminology also available in in:
Arabic, Chinese and Russian
Nutrition-focused online consultation on the CFS Terminology Paper
Committee on World Food Security (CFS)
United Nations Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN)
CFS37 Final Report, 2011 (PDF)
FSN Forum Discussion: Do current Food Security concepts serve the fight against hunger?
The FSN Forum is supported by the project Coherent food security responses: incorporating right to food into global and regional food security initiatives.