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Food Security

Food security has four dimensions:

  • Availability (physical availability of food),
  • Access (economic access to food),
  • Utilization (healthy condition to utilize nutrition), and
  • Stability (stability of the other dimensions over time).

In the FUSE project, we consider food security in the model development and policy evaluations. In the case study of Amman, where we develop a country-wide model that can simulate agricultural production and profit, we may consider assessing both the food availability (total domestic food production) and economic access (rural income from agriculture). In the case study of Pune, where we develop a model at the level of river basin, we may focus on assessing the economic access (rural income from agriculture). Both models will not address utilization and stability.