Zero Hunger

2020 Edition
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Food Poverty: Zero Hunger and the Right to Food

  • Sinéad FureyEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95675-6_115
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Food poverty

The inability to acquire or consume an adequate quality or sufficient quantity of food in socially acceptable ways, or the uncertainty that one will be able to do so (Radimer et al. 1990).

Food security

… 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” (FAO 1996).

Food Poverty: A Background

Food poverty has been defined as the inability “to acquire or consume an adequate quality or sufficient quantity of food in socially acceptable ways, or the uncertainty that one will be able to do so” (Radimer et al. 1990). Food poverty is an important issue of keen interest to policy makers, practitioners, and academics around the world due to its far reaching consequences for society, households, and individuals. It has received growing attention in the food policy arena in recent years to the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ulster University Business SchoolUlster UniversityColeraineUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Paschal Arsein Mugabe
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  1. 1.College of Engineering and Technology (COET)University of Dar es SalaamDar es SalaamTanzania