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Food Security Measurement: An Empirical Approach

Food Security in an Uncertain World

ISBN: 978-1-78560-213-9, eISBN: 978-1-78560-212-2

ISSN: 1574-8715

Publication date: 16 December 2015



From a public policy perspective, the different methodologies for measurement do not consider all the dimensions of food security as defined by the term. This chapter examines which approach provides the best measurement of food security.




The authors thank Vicente López Díaz for his helpful comments on an early version of this chapter. Thanks also go to our research assistant, Brenda I. Mejía Guerrero.


Magaña-Lemus, D. and Lara-Álvarez, J. (2015), "Food Security Measurement: An Empirical Approach", Food Security in an Uncertain World (Frontiers of Economics and Globalization, Vol. 15), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 49-62.



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