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Mandatory Fields
Colin Sage
2019 March
The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology
Food Security
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
New York
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Food security; Food Sovereignty; Social vulnerability; Famine; Global environmental change
Food security has become an increasingly important, but contested, term since the global food price spike of 2008. Ongoing price volatility, linked to a range of causal drivers, has raised the stakes in formulating solutions to feeding a world that will number 9.7 billion people by 2050. In contrast to those who favor treating food security as a scientific problem requiring technical solutions that lead to greater food production are those who promote a rights‐based approach to food best represented by the food sovereignty movement. With global food production facing a range of interlocking challenges, food security has become increasingly entangled with the “sustainability” question such that new ideas and policy initiatives are emerging across the realms of production and consumption.
Richardson, D., Castree, N., Goodchild, M., Kobayashi, A., Liu, W., Marston, R.
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