FOOD INSECURITY: THE AFFECTS OF SOCIOECONOMIC AND FOOD CONSUMPTION

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Nur Hidayah Zaini
Wan Hasmat Wan Hasan
Afzan Nor Talib
Dr. Shafinar Ismail

Keywords

Food Crisis, socioeconomic, food consumption, food security, food insecurity

Abstract

Purpose: “Food security” is one every of major factors of progress and poverty alleviation and has been the goal of many worldwide and countrywide public organizations. The worst food crisis since 1974 broke out in 2007 - 2008 (FAO, 2009). The food crisis directly affects one of the most primary human rights of being free from malnutrition. This paper is about the determinants global food crisis contributes to food insecurity at selected hypermarkets in Malaysia.   


Methodology: This research study proposed a framework of the determinant of the global food crisis that contributed to food insecurity.


Main Findings: Food insecurity and lack access to healthy food affect the health and well-being of low income in most developing countries especially for those with lower income. When people do not have enough resources to buy food for them to consume, it will give an impact on purchasing power. The increasing number of hunger people could threaten the stability of political for particular country (GFSI, 2016). Hence most of the countries are coming with their own program to assist and to improve the situation.


Implications/Applications: This research study proposed a framework of the determinant of the global food crisis that contributed to food insecurity. The findings can be used as a model to develop program to assist and improve quality of food.

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