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Food security

Principles for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

  1. Improving efficiency in the use of resources is crucial to sustainable agriculture
  2. Sustainability requires direct action to conserve, protect and enhance natural resources
  3. Agriculture that fails to protect and improve rural livelihoods, equity and social well-being is unsustainable
  4. Enhanced resilience of people, communities and ecosystems is key to sustainable agriculture
  5. Sustainable food and agriculture requires responsible and effective governance mechanisms

Source: FAO

Selected bibliography

Monographs and brochures

FAO: Coping with water scarcity - An action framework for agriculture and food security (2008) 

FAO: The State of the Worlds Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture. Managing systems at risk (2011) 

FAO: The State of Food Insecurity in the World (2005) 

FAO: Building a common vision for sustainable food and agriculture. Principles and approaches (2014) 

Papers

Ecker O., Breisinger C. - The Food Security System. A New Conceptual Framework (2012) 

Ergasheva T. - Food Security and Sustainability, Policies and Institutional Environment in Tajikistan (2012) 

Hasanov Sh. - Principal Research Areas in Food Security in Central Asian Countries (2015) 

Medeu A.R., Skorintseva I.B., Basova T.A. - Water supply to agriculture of Kazakhstan in the context of Food Security (2016) 

Postel S.L. - Water for Food Production: Will There Be Enough in 2025? (1998) 

Soylu N. - Food Security and Irrigation in 21st Century (2014) 

Ukaeva U. - Food Security in Kyrgyz Republic for ECFS Vision Development (2012) 

Resolutions of the UN General Assembly

A/RES/69/240 Agriculture development, food security and nutrition (2014) 

A/RES/70/223 Agriculture development, food security and nutrition (2015) 

A/RES/71/245 Agriculture development, food security and nutrition (2016) 

A/RES/70/259 United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (20162025) (2016) 

A/RES/75/179 The right to food 

A/RES/75/235 Agriculture development, food security and nutrition (2020) 

Reports

The State of Food and Agriculture 2020 

Global food security index 2015: An annual measure of the state of global food security (2015) 

Global food security index 2014: An annual measure of the state of global food security (2014) 

Global food security index 2013: An annual measure of the state of global food security (2013) 

Global food security index 2012: An assessment of food affordability, availability and quality (2012)