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Food Security

Food security is defined as the ability of a nation, to provide adequate food for its citizens and food insecurity loosely translated means the inability of a nation to provide food for its citizens.
The ability of a nation to provide sufficient food for its population may be restricted by both internal and external factors for example political instability or other factors that may be beyond its control like the weather and unexpected changes in the climate that lead to crops failing and as a result there is a lack of food or there is insufficient food to go around.
The food that is available must also be nutritious and to some degree able to fulfill the dietary requirements of an average person as opposed to food that while it may fill the belly has little or no dietary significance for example a ton of candy bars. 
A food secure nation is by definition a nation that has enough food that is readily available and that food is not only accessible but also affordable and a food insecur…