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What is food security?
The Rome Declaration on World Food Security and the World Food Summit Plan of Action, convened by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, resolved that “food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.”
The Global Harvest Initiative (GHI) believes that doubling agricultural productivity and improving food systems are integral to achieving global food and nutrition security. Each year, GHI releases the Global Agricultural Productivity Report® (GAP Report®) to serve as a benchmark for monitoring agricultural productivity growth. The GAP Report® is updated annually to mark the progress made toward sustainably doubling agricultural output to meet the 2050 demand for food, fiber, fuel and other agricultural products. The GAP Report® also highlights key policies required to encourage more investment and innovation, and to build efficient, sustainable agricultural value chains.
Links to more information about achieving greater food security:
- Policy areas – increase agricultural productivity, conserve resources, and reduce loss and food waste from the farm to the consumer
- Case studies – increase food and nutrition security by raising productivity along value chains
- Reports – journals and reports on food security from the Global Harvest Initiative, members, and partners