Food Security and Self-Sufficiency in Europe

Silvia Jacková1, Ľudmila Dobošová2, Mária Kadlečíková3, Zuzana Kapsdorferová4
1, 2, 3, 4 Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Słowacja
Jacková, Silvia (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Słowacja)
Dobošová, Ľudmila (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Słowacja)
Kadlečíková, Mária (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Słowacja)
Kapsdorferová, Zuzana (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Słowacja)
Food Security and Self-Sufficiency in Europe
Zeszyty Naukowe SGGW w Warszawie - Problemy Rolnictwa Światowego, 2017, vol.17(32), nr 4, s. 111-119

Słowa kluczowe

food security food affordability food availability healthy diet quality Europe

Streszczenie

The submitted scientific paper deals with food security and self-sufficiency in Europe in EU-15 and EU-13 countries. The objective of this paper was to evaluate upon the basis of the Global Food Security Index, the overall food security situation in the European Union states. The countries are divided into two groups. The first is composed of fourteen selected states from the EU -15 and the second group is six selected states from the EU-13. In addition to the Food Security Index, the Food Affordability, Food Availability, and the Food Quality and Safety Indexes were also analyzed. The research data were obtained from the authors‘ own research based on the Global Food Security Index Report, and from FAO.