During a plenary session at the TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting in July 2014, Susan Bradley of Food for Peace (FFP) asked the food security implementers in the room for their thoughts on key questions regarding the updating of the FFP Strategic Plan. This is the fifth question in that series.
We welcome your thoughts and will be sharing your ideas directly with FFP. You can view the small group report out from the plenary session for this question by skipping to minute 50:00 of this recording.
FFP’s 2006-2010 strategy embraced a definition of Food Security that includes Availability, Access, Utilization and Risk (or Stability). In this definition, “Utilization” is meant to capture all those factors that influence whether food that is available and accessible translates into healthy human nutrition.
Does the concept of Utilization adequately address the issue of “Nutrition Security”? Why/Why not?