Household Food Security of Agricultural Labourer Families


Affiliations

  • Kerala Agricultural University, Department of Home Science, College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara, Kerala, India
  • Kerala Agricultural University, Department of Agricultural Statistics, College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara, Kerala, India
  • Kerala Agricultural University, Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Horticulture, Vellanikkara, Kerala, India

Abstract

At the threshold of the 21st century perhaps the most critical task facing Indian agriculture is to feed its ever burgeoning populace. Since independence, though the food grain production has increased four fold the population also increased three times. The country has accumulated about 70 million tonnes of food stocks that remain unused and this gives the impression of excess production and high consumption. Though there is 'food for all' the biggest challenge facing the nation is to ensure 'food to all' to achieve food security. Food security is defined as 'when all people at all times have both physical and economic access to sufficient food to meet their dietary needs for a productive and healthy life.

Subject Discipline

Health Care and Hospital Management

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