Food production & availability-essential prerequisites for sustainable food security

Swaminathan, M.S. and Bhavani, R.V. (2013) Food production & availability-essential prerequisites for sustainable food security. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 138 (3). pp. 383-391.

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Food and nutrition security are intimately interconnected, since only a food based approach can help in overcoming malnutrition in an economically and socially sustainable manner. Food production provides the base for food security as it is a key determinant of food availability. This paper deals with different aspects of ensuring high productivity and production without associated ecological harm for ensuring adequate food availability. By mainstreaming ecological considerations in technology development and dissemination, we can enter an era of evergreen revolution and sustainable food and nutrition security. Public policy support is crucial for enabling this.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food availability, food production, sustainable food security
Author Affiliation: M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), Chennai, India.
Subjects: Plant Production
Social Sciences
Postharvest Management > Food Technology
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms Ishrath Durafsha
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2013 13:08
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2013 13:08
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