Global food security

When all people have reliable access to sufficient, affordable, nutritious food to support a healthy life.

An overview of global food security

Basic concepts of food security

A widely accepted definition of food security from the  Food and Agriculture Organisations of the United Nations.

The state of food insecurity and nutrition in the world 2018

A summary of the latest data from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation on food insecurity around the world.

World Food Programme hunger map 2018

A map of the prevalence of hunger in the world from the World Food Programme

Zero hunger

Sustainable Development Goal 2 on ending hunger by 2030

Food insecurity in Australia

An article that summarises the prevalence and causes of food insecurity in Australia (written for GPs but a useful general overview).

Variations on the concept of food security

Food sovereignty

An explanation of ‘food sovereignty’ from La Via Campesina, the international peasant movement.

What is the 'right to food'?

A summary of the right to food as a human right by Jean Ziegler, who was the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

Fulfilling the 'right to food'

Resources on the right to food from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations.


Food insecurity and malnutrition in Ethiopia

A short video from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations about the causes of food insecurity in Ethiopia in 2016.

Food security in Australia

A short video from ABC Education about food security and insecurity in Australia.

Policy perspectives towards 'the right to food'

A short overview from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations regarding the right to food.

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