What do you understand by food security? What are the three dimensions of food security?
Food is as essential lor living as air is for breathing. Food security is very necessary for us. It means having access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious food. Government’s vigilance and action are needed when food security is threatened.
The three dimensions of food security are
- Availability It means food production within the country, food imports and the previous years stock in government granaries.
- Accessibility It means food is within reach of every person.
- Affordability It implies that an individual has enough money to buy sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet his dietary needs.