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Definition of food security:
FAO - Food security is “a situation that exists when all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.” - 2015, The State of Food Insecurity in the World
USDA - "Access by all people at all times to enough nutritious food for an active, healthy life."
Economic and coronavirus crises threaten Lebanon’s already fragile food security
FAFS Dean Mohtar's interview with Executive Magazine discussing the threat of the economy and COVID-19 crisis on Lebanon's food security.
Daher, B., Bachour, R., Yanni, S., Koo-Oshima, S., & Mohtar, R. H. (2022). Food security under compound shocks. Can Lebanon produce its own Mediterranean food basket? Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 6, 969248. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2022.969248
Hoteit, M., Al-Atat, Y., Joumaa, H., El Ghali, S., Mansour, R., Mhanna, R., Sayyed-Ahmad, F., Salameh, P., & Al-Jawaldeh, A. (2021). Exploring the impact of crises on food security in Lebanon: Results from a national cross-sectional study. Sustainability (Switzerland), 13(16), 8753. www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/13/16/8753
Mouloudj, K., Bouarar, A. C., & Fechit, H. (2020). The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on food security. Les cahiers du CREAD, 36(3), 159-184. www.ajol.info/index.php/cread/article/view/202191/190642
Zurayk, R. (2020). Pandemic and food security. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 9(3), 1-5. foodsystemsjournal.org/index.php/fsj/article/download/803/789/
All you need to know about Food security in Lebanon: Briefs; Reports; Media; Policy updates; Q&A.
Lebanon Spatial is a data atlas launched by the Food Security Program at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). This mapping project seeks to make data on development and food security more available, user-friendly, and intuitive for users. Lebanon Spatial supports the dissemination of information and data on food security, for easier use by the general public, policymakers, and researchers. News of the launch may be found here.