Hardly a day passes without the challenge of global food security featuring prominently in the media. The recent impact of the topic is such that the term "food security" has now become part of everyday discussion. In this challenging context, Springer is launching the scientific journal Food Security: The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food with the first issue appearing in March 2009 (http://www.springer.com/life+sci/agriculture/journal/12571).
This new journal, published quarterly in print and online, is an official publication of the International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP). The Society's website (www.isppweb.org/about_fs_flyer.asp) features a personal commendation of the new journal by Nobel Peace Laureate Dr Norman Borlaug.
The first online issue will be made freely available on Springer's online platform www.springerlink.com and it will be included in the lists of Springer journals available through Springer's participation in the Research 4 Life initiatives AGORA, HINARI and OARE, which provide low-cost or no-cost access to scientific information for developing country institutions.
The new journal "Food Security: The Science, Sociology and Economics of Food Production and Access to Food" has two aims: (1) to define the constraints that prevent around one billion of the world's population from accessing an appropriate diet i.e. one that is sufficiently nutritious to allow full development of physical and mental potential and (2) to address the means by which these constraints may be overcome. Food Security will cover the following topics: global food needs, the mismatch between population and the ability to provide adequate nutrition, global food potential, natural constraints to satisfying global food needs, nutrition, food quality and f
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