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Food Security

Food Security

The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food

Editor-in-Chief: R.N. Strange

ISSN: 1876-4517 (print version)
ISSN: 1876-4525 (electronic version)

Journal no. 12571

International Society for Plant Pathology

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The International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP) promotes the world-wide development of plant pathology and the dissemination of knowledge about plant diseases and plant health management.
Food Security is an official publication of the Society. In 1998, ISPP was challenged to initiate a Task Force on Global Food Security at a Public Meeting addressed by Nobel Peace Laureate Norman Borlaug. The Task Force has a programme of activities, from which the idea of a journal of food security emerged. This was taken up by a distinguished international group of scientists, sociologists and economists who hold a deep concern for the challenge of global food security, together with a vision of the power of shared knowledge as a means of meeting that challenge
In partnership with Springer this journal was born with its topical title and with a subtitle indicating the challenging breadth of the topic - Food Security: The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food. Clearly, while plant diseases present a constant threat to food supply, food security goes far beyond plants and indeed far beyond agriculture, as Norman Borlaug has reiterated in his commendation of the journal.

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    This new venture is the initiative of a distinguished international group of scientists, sociologists and economists who hold a deep concern for the challenge of global food security, together with a vision of the power of shared knowledge as a means of meeting that challenge. To address the challenge of global food security, the journal seeks to address the constraints - physical, biological and socio-economic - which not only limit food production but also the ability of people to access a healthy diet. The journal contains a mixture of original refereed papers taking a synthetic view of the science, sociology and economics of food production, agricultural development, access to food, and nutrition, together with review articles, case studies and letters to the editor. The journal covers the principles and practice of food security per se, taking an overview of the subject or analysing it with a broad perspective over its many component disciplines. The journal does not seek to duplicate the coverage of the many publications that focus specifically on those component disciplines.

    From this perspective, the journal will cover the following areas:

    • Global food needs: the mismatch between population and the ability to provide adequate nutrition
    • Global food potential
    • Natural constraints to satisfying global food needs:
      • Climatic
      • Desertification and flooding
      • Natural disasters
      • Edaphic and other abiotic constraints to production
      • Biotic constraints to production

    • Nutrition, food quality and food safety
    • Socio-political factors that impinge on the ability to satisfy global food needs:
      • Land, agricultural and food policy
      • International relations and trade
      • Access to food
      • Financial policy
      • Wars and ethnic unrest
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