Food security: definition and measurement

  title={Food security: definition and measurement},
  author={Per Pinstrup‐Andersen},
  journal={Food Security},
The term “food security” has been used over time to mean different things. This brief article discusses the various meanings attached to the concept and suggests that it can be a useful measure of household and individual welfare, particularly if combined with estimates of household food aquisition and allocation behavior. If nutritional security is the goal of interest, estimates of access to food should be combined with estimates of access to clean water and good sanitation. Anthrometric… 
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