This is one of a number of PLOW learning resources designed to support the professional development of DFID livelihoods advisers. Each learning resource comprises an overview of the subject in a briefing note; key texts; a summary of recent policy debates; points on where to find other resources; and a glossary of key terms used in the briefing note. This briefing note defines food insecurity, hunger and malnutrition and identifies their key causes. It then describes some of the main policy and programme interventions that have proven important in fighting food insecurity. In addition to the briefing note, two key texts on food security are recommended, as well as highlights of emerging policy concerns and unfinished agenda action items in dealing with food insecurity.
This resource was produced by the Programme of Advisory and Support Services (PASS) in partnership with Livelihoods Connect at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). PASS was a Resource Centre for Livelihoods Advisers that was funded by DFID and managed by HTSPE Limited. The Resource Centre closed in 2007.
Haddad, L.; Ridout, M. PLOW learning resource: Food security. Programme of Advisory and Support Services (PASS), Hemel Hempstead, UK (2005) 12 pp.