Food insecurity in America Latina and Caribbean: reflections in a pandemic context

Leonardo Xavier da Silva**

Published: 02 September, 2022 | Volume 6 - Issue 1 | Pages: 049-049

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization [1], it’s possible to conceptualize food security from four dimensions: physical availability of food, economic and physical access to  food, food utilization and stability of the other three dimensions over time. A situation of food security is found in  these four dimensions are fulfilled simultaneously.

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