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Food Security

Get an overview on the different terms related to food security. Which EU policies have the biggest effects on food security? How are CSOs active in this field?


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Food insecurity is a double-edged sword as it is both the cause and the effect of poverty, which means that solutions to this problem are also diverse. It is an inherently global challenge and we in Europe must also take action by supporting policies that enhance agricultural productivity and increase food availability, especially for smallholder farmers, so that we can achieve hunger reduction even where poverty is widespread.

This policy digest looks at three main issues: firstly, different terms related to food security are explained; secondly, EU policies that have one of the biggest effects on food security are explored; thirdly, CSO activities in this field are highlighted.


Authors: Evelin Andrespok (AKÜ), Kerstin Wittig-Fergeson (CYINDEP) and Mirjam Sutrop (TRIALOG)

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