Food Security and Nutrition in the Context of the Global Nutrition Transition

Reports
Sectors:
Food Security, Nutrition
Organization:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Author:
Hala Ghattas
Region:
Global
Resource Publication Date:
May, 2014
Content Format:
Text

This paper presents the conceptual linkages between food security and nutrition and reviews data on the associations between experience-based measures of food insecurity and nutritional status outcomes in countries at different stages of the nutrition transition. This paper was commissioned by FAO through the project Voices of the Hungry (VoH). VoH collects information on food insecurity (restricted food access) as experienced by individuals in over 140 countries using the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES).

 

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