2. Food Security: A Global Problem

  1. Visakh P. M.,
  2. Sabu Thomas,
  3. Laura B. Iturriaga and
  4. Pablo Daniel Ribotta
  1. Donatella Restuccia1,
  2. Umile Gianfranco Spizzirri1,
  3. Francesco Puoci1,
  4. Giuseppe Cirillo1,
  5. Ortensia Ilaria Parisi1,
  6. Giuliana Vinci2 and
  7. Nevio Picci1

Published Online: 12 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118659083.ch2

Advances in Food Science and Technology

Advances in Food Science and Technology

How to Cite

Restuccia, D., Spizzirri, U. G., Puoci, F., Cirillo, G., Parisi, O. I., Vinci, G. and Picci, N. (2013) Food Security: A Global Problem, in Advances in Food Science and Technology (eds V. P. M., S. Thomas, L. B. Iturriaga and P. D. Ribotta), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118659083.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Calabria, Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, Rende (CS), Italy

  2. 2

    Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Management, Rome, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 4 MAR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118121023

Online ISBN: 9781118659083



  • Food security;
  • social issues;
  • economic aspects;
  • environment;
  • economic crisis;
  • food prices;
  • volatility;
  • food production;
  • food trade


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Food Security: Definitions and Basic Concepts

  • Main Causes of Food Insecurity

  • The Food Insecurity Dimension

  • Conclusions