Millions of people around the world face uncertain supplies of food.
Food security, or the ability of people to access food, is usually discussed in the context of sustainable development. Yet it is also linked to health, environment and trade. Browse below DW content on the topic of food security.
This week on Living Planet, we take a look at forests and how we use land. What benefits do trees provide? What happens when we lose them in places like the Amazon? And how do we make sure we have enough forested land? Also, a landmark report from the IPCC warns that we have to change the ways in which we use land if we are to mitigate climate change and achieve global food security.
Europe's waters are expected to lose 30% of their already vulnerable ocean life to further warming, says a new study. Combined with overfishing, that loss can threaten livelihood and food security in coastal nations.
Illegal fishing costs countries throughout Asia and the Pacific around $5 billion in loses each year. But it's more than just lost profits. The partice of unreported and unregulated fishing damanges the environment and endangers the food security of many of the world's most vulunrable people.
In Africa's Great Lakes region, many people depend on fish for both food and income. But as more people eat more fish, wild fish stocks in the region have declined. Some have turned to cage fish farming as a solution. But should food security outweigh environmental concerns?