IAS (Admin.) IAS Mains GS Paper 3 (Science-Tech, Economy, Environment, & Disaster Management) Indian Agriculture-Types of Irrigation and Irrigation Systems Storage Study Material (Page 7 of 8)

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Food Security: Concept and Dimensions, Global Initiatives, Measuring Food Security

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Introduction

  • Food security is the guarantee of having food for all members of the family to get the minimum essential intake which includes minimum in accordance with the age, sex, weight, nature of work and pregnant and feeding women.
  • Hunger implies recurrent lack of intake of food, while starvation causes to death. The FAO states that all persons should have economic and physical access at all times for the food to have a healthy life.
  • World Food Summit at Rome in 1996, which states “Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet the dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy l…

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Food Security: Food Balance Sheets, Spatial Pattern of Food Security in the World, Food Security Status in India

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Food Balance Sheets

  • This is created for comparing the food insecurity condition of different world nations. FBS is a complete compilation of food situation in a country over a period of time. It involves production, consumption, import and export of food produced in a country.
  • As per FAO, the food security is controlled by two factors, human and natural. The natural capacity is influenced by different natural factors like climate and soil whereas the human capacity is influenced by his skills, knowledge and technologies. India and china despite agricultural …

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