Special Issue "Policy Levers and Actions to Address Food Insecurity in Developing and Developed Countries"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: food insecurity; charitable food systems; public health nutrition policy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Interests: public health; food insecurity; nutrition; policy; interventions; inequality
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
We are organizing a Special Issue on “Policy Levers and Actions to Address Food Insecurity in Developing and Developed Countries” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/ijerph.
The new Special Issue seeks to identify and explore actions such as policy and other interventions to address food insecurity in developing and developed countries. Clearly scoping the problem and causes of food insecurity assists in determining appropriate action. Many approaches have been taken in a variety of countries to respond to the problem. This Special Issue seeks contributions that explore how we should target our efforts for maximum impact?
It addresses questions such as:
- How do we best define the problem of food insecurity in developing and developed nations?
- What have we learned from actions taken to date?
- What works and what does not?
- What actions or policy levers show promise?
The United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Food insecurity is relevant across all goals, with ‘Zero Hunger’ Goal #2 focusing explicitly on food by seeking to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. ‘No Poverty’ (#1), (#2) and ‘Good Health and Wellbeing’ (#3) are particularly relevant, yet many nations couple their efforts with ‘Responsible Production and Consumption’ (#12)
Food insecurity action can be extensive, ranging from social and economic policies to reduce diet inequities, to actions promoting healthy local food environments, increasing food access and availability, innovative community led interventions, or voluntary/commercial sector responses to help individuals find pathways out of food insecurity.
We invite academics and researchers conducting research that sheds light on policy levers and actions to address food insecurity in developing and developed countries to submit abstracts for consideration in the Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Dr. Sue Booth
Dr. Christina Pollard
Dr. Jeromey Temple
BREAKING: This Special Issue provides researchers with the opportunity to publish about the exogenous shock posed by the COVID-19 pandemic for the determinants of household food security. Disrupted global food supply chains, isolation and lockdown measures (e.g., border closures), increased unemployment, and broader economic impacts resulting from the pandemic have caused changes in food access, affordability, and availability in developing and developed countries.
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Food security/food insecurity
- Social protection and sustainable development
- Charitable food
- Food banks
- Sustainable development goals
- Food systems