Abstract for: Model on Food security in development countries: A systemic perspective

Abstract: The scientific community has had increasing concerns for strategic understanding and implementation of food security policies in developing countries, especially since the food crisis in the 70s. The process of decision-making in the public sector is becoming increasingly complex due to the interaction of multiple dimensions related to food security. Policy makers normally use models to support their decisions. This research explores the food security process from a national approach for developing countries through the study of its three main components: The availability of food, the access to food resources and the stability of food security. It bases its study on a systemic perspective through the use of systems dynamics as means of understanding the complexity of this phenomenon as well as the (interrelation) linkage and interdependency of its factors. The study will empower the planners of local regions in the decision making process, to foresee future treats, to alleviate partly the scarcity of food and handle the mismanagement of food resources.