Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Food security research in selected Southern European and Eastern Mediterranean countries: a narrative review

Food security research in selected Southern European and Eastern Mediterranean countries: a... The paper aims to investigate food security research in Southern Europe and selected Eastern Mediterranean countries.Design/methodology/approachAn electronic literature search was conducted using Medline/PubMed and Scopus, to identify articles and reviews that were published in the English language, between January 2014 and December 2019. Thirty-three publications met the criteria for review.FindingsDepending on the population sample and the measurement tool, reported food insecurity differed significantly between and within countries. In Portugal, food insecurity ranged from 11 to 70%; in France, from 6.3 to 77.7%; and in Greece, from 17.3 to 82%.Research limitations/implicationsResearch investigating food insecurity issues and its true prevalence across southern European and Eastern Mediterranean countries are relatively limited.Originality/valueFood insecurity levels in the above countries vary significantly, and the different methodologies often used render the results difficult to compare. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nutrition & Food Science Emerald Publishing

Food security research in selected Southern European and Eastern Mediterranean countries: a narrative review

Loading next page...
 
/lp/emerald-publishing/food-security-research-in-selected-southern-european-and-eastern-9pcio0bcDf
Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0034-6659
DOI
10.1108/nfs-07-2020-0251
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

The paper aims to investigate food security research in Southern Europe and selected Eastern Mediterranean countries.Design/methodology/approachAn electronic literature search was conducted using Medline/PubMed and Scopus, to identify articles and reviews that were published in the English language, between January 2014 and December 2019. Thirty-three publications met the criteria for review.FindingsDepending on the population sample and the measurement tool, reported food insecurity differed significantly between and within countries. In Portugal, food insecurity ranged from 11 to 70%; in France, from 6.3 to 77.7%; and in Greece, from 17.3 to 82%.Research limitations/implicationsResearch investigating food insecurity issues and its true prevalence across southern European and Eastern Mediterranean countries are relatively limited.Originality/valueFood insecurity levels in the above countries vary significantly, and the different methodologies often used render the results difficult to compare.

Journal

Nutrition & Food ScienceEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 2, 2021

Keywords: Food security; South Europe; Mediterranean

References