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Title: Food security and soil quality
Authors: Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart
Keywords: Food security
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: CRC Press
Description: Food security implies physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food by all people at all times to meet their dietary and food preferences for an active and healthy life. In this regard, food security has four distinct compo- nents: (1) food production through improved and sustainable management of soil, water, crops, livestock, and other components of farming systems; (2) food stabil- ity as determined by reliable agronomic production in view of biotic and abiotic stresses including the probably adverse effects of climate change; (3) food access as determined by the economic/financial capacity of the household; and (4) food effec- tiveness as determined by safety and health standards. With these criteria, there is a serious global food crisis right now (especially from 2006 to 2009) as it was during the 1960s.
ISBN: 978-1-4398-0057-7
Appears in Collections:Food Security Studies

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