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Food security or food sovereignty: what is the main issue in the Arctic?
Umeå University, Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University. (Arcum)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2354-7258
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Microbiology. (Arcum)
2015 (English)In: The new Arctic / [ed] Birgitta Evengård, Joan Nymand Larsen, Øyvind Paasche, Springer, 2015, 1, 213-223 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Food security and food sovereignty have been highlighted as a priority issues in the Arctic, since climate change and industrial processes likely will have a severe effect on living conditions in the north in the near future. Food security can be defined as situations where people have both physical and economic access to food that meets their dietary needs as well as their food preferences. Food sovereignty describes situations when local peoples are in control of the processes leading to food security. Of 12 previously suggested measurements of food security indicators for the Arctic, three were related to food sovereignty. In this chapter we discuss the concepts of food security and food sovereignty, and their interrelations and relevance from an Arctic perspective.

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Springer, 2015, 1. 213-223 p.
Keyword [en]
Food security, Food sovereignty, Arctic, Climate change, Sustainability
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public health
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-102905DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-17602-4_16ISBN: 978-3-319-17601-7ISBN: 978-3-319-17602-4OAI: diva2:811042
Available from: 2015-05-09 Created: 2015-05-09 Last updated: 2016-05-12Bibliographically approved

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