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Fred Says- the 5 A’s of Food Security

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May 2, 2016

By Christine Hills

Fred Says – PWRDF’s Food Security Campaign

During Year 3 of the Fred Says Food Security Campaign, we are digging deeper to broaden our understanding of food security and food sovereignty. There are 5 basic principles of food security, which we like to call the 5 A’s. They help to educate people on the complexities and the simplicities that are involved in addressing the barriers to food that exist for many people in today’s world.

The Five A’s of Food Security

People experience food security when their food needs meet the following criteria:

Availability icon

Availability: Food is available to people at all times
Madre Tierra in Guatemala
Fred Says Video “Availability” 

  Accessibility iconAccessibility: People have economic and physical access to food

 Acceptability iconAcceptability: Food is culturally acceptable

Appropriate iconAppropriateness: Food is nutritious-free from harmful chemicals

Agency iconAgency: People are able to influence policies and processes that affect their lives

Join Fred in five new videos as he takes us to PWRDF partners and projects to look at the impacts that available, accessible, acceptable and appropriate food sources are making in people’s diets and on their health. Learn how important it is to have a voice and the ability to affect change to policies around food security and land ownership.

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Food security is an important part of the work of PWRDF. For vulnerable people and communities, Fred Says, “It all starts with food”: education, health, the ability to work and to provide food for life”.

Please join us as we continue to learn and to support PWRDF partners.

For information on the campaign, please contact Christine Hills.

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