Established at Ryerson University in 1994, the Centre for Studies in Food Security (CSFS) has been working to promote food security through research, dissemination, education, community action and professional practice. We take an interdisciplinary and systemic approach to the social justice, environmental sustainability, health and socio-cultural aspects of food security. For information on recent and on-going projects supported by the Centre, click here.
The Centre shares information and facilitates dialogue among civil society organizations, universities and governments through our web site and associated mailing lists. We have hosted several national and international conferences and we are engaged with food security initiatives at local, regional and global levels._____________________________________________________________________
Food Security Defined
The Centre works with the following five components of Food Security:
Availability - sufficient food for all people at all times
Accessibility - physical and economic access to food for all at all times
Adequacy - access to food that is nutritious and safe, and produced in environmentally sustainable ways
Acceptability - access to culturally acceptable food, which is produced and obtained in ways that do not compromise people's dignity, self-respect or human rights
Agency - the policies and processes that enable the achievement of food security
For more definitions and resources on Food Security, click here.