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Food security refers to the condition in which all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. It encompasses four dimensions: availability, access, utilization, and stability. Availability refers to the sufficient supply of food at the national and global levels, while access relates to individuals’ ability to obtain food through purchasing, production, or assistance programs. Utilization refers to the proper utilization of food through adequate diet, clean water, sanitation, and healthcare, while stability refers to the consistency and predictability of access to food over time. Achieving food security requires addressing underlying factors such as poverty, inequality, climate change, conflict, and inadequate food systems to ensure that everyone has the resources and opportunities to access and utilize nutritious food.