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An Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Food Insecurity

General Material
Published Date
January, 2008

This brief document explains the concept of food insecurity: outlining its four dimensions (availability, access, utilization, and stability), explaining the two general types (chronic and transitory) based on duration, exploring the severity of the problem, and providing definitions of the related concepts of hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.