Agriculture and food systems encompass the entire range of activities involved inthe production, processing, marketing, retail, consumption, and disposal of goodsthat originate from agriculture, including food and non-food products, livestock,pastoralism, fisheries including aquaculture, and forestry; and the inputs neededand the outputs generated at each of these steps. Food systems also involve a widerange of stakeholders, people and institutions, as well as the socio-political, economic,technological and natural environment in which these activities take place.
Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, economic and socialaccess to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and foodpreferences for an active and healthy life. The four key dimensions of food security areavailability, access, utilization and stability. The nutritional dimension is integral to theconcept of food security.
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