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World Food Day 2013: sustainable food systems for food security and nutrition.

16th October is World Food Day. The theme for 2013 is Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition. In keeping with the day's goals of improving understanding of the problems and solutions around food insecurity, we have collected articles from across BioMed Central covering recent research into agriculture and nutrition for food security.

All the articles are free to read and we hope you find something to interest you. We've included everything from documenting how rural populations use wild plants sustainably, to assessing food poverty in Texas, to measuring the impact of reducing global food waste.

Collection published: 16 October 2013

  1. Research

    Beyond climate-smart agriculture: toward safe operating spaces for global food systems

    Agriculture is considered to be “climate-smart” when it contributes to increasing food security, adaptation and mitigation in a sustainable way. This new concept now dominates current discussions in agricultur...

    Henry Neufeldt, Molly Jahn, Bruce M Campbell, John R Beddington, Fabrice DeClerck, Alessandro De Pinto, Jay Gulledge, Jonathan Hellin, Mario Herrero, Andy Jarvis, David LeZaks, Holger Meinke, Todd Rosenstock, Mary Scholes, Robert Scholes, Sonja Vermeulen…

    Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:12

    Published on: 30 August 2013

  2. Review

    Self-sufficiency in rice and food security: a South Asian perspective

    The objectives of this study are twofold. First, it attempts to show the general situation and production trend of rice. Then by relating it to the current status and future potential, it proposes that reachin...

    Ghose Bishwajit, Sajeeb Sarker, Marce-Amara Kpoghomou, Hui Gao, Liu Jun, Daogen Yin and Sharmistha Ghosh

    Agriculture & Food Security 2013 2:10

    Published on: 8 July 2013

  3. Research

    Micronutrient levels and nutritional status of school children living in Northwest Ethiopia

    Several micronutrients are essential for adequate growth of children. However, little information is available on multiple micronutrient status of school children in Ethiopia. The present study was designed to...

    Bemnet Amare, Beyene Moges, Bereket Fantahun, Ketema Tafess, Desalegn Woldeyohannes, Gizachew Yismaw, Tilahun Ayane, Tomoki Yabutani, Andargachew Mulu, Fusao Ota and Afework Kassu

    Nutrition Journal 2012 11:108

    Published on: 13 December 2012