Food security

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life (World Food Summit, 1996).

There are four dimenstions to food security:

Food Availability
Refers to “Sufficient” amount of food that is present in a country/area through local food production and imports or food aid

Food Access
Refers to “physical, social and economic access” to acquire adequate amount of food consistently through production, purchases, barter, borrowings

Food Utilisation
Refers to “safe and nutritious food which meets dietary needs for an active and healthy life”

Food Stability
Refers to “at all times” in the definition and applies to all 3 dimensions

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Food suecurity

News & Publications

Kiribati Census Atlas

July 25, 2022
Kiribati Census Atlas provides insights into people and housing across the islands.

Marshall Islands compendium of analysis of the 2019/20 HIES

July 17, 2022
The compendium presents information on poverty, food consumption, labour, and household income and expenditure.

Poverty in Kiribati based on analysis of the 2019/20 HIES

July 11, 2022
This report is the most recent analytical product resulting from Kiribati’s 2019/20 HIES.

Household Income and expenditure Survey 2019-2020 in Wallis and Futuna

June 27, 2022
HIES 2019-2020 in Wallis and Futuna reports are now available

PDH.stat datasets