Food security and poverty in developing countries are interrelated. In fact, some have considered food security an important dimension of poverty in developing countries. Food security is defined, in its most basic form, as access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food needed for a healthy and active life by all people at all times. Food security refers not only to global and national level food availability but also to the access and entitlement of individuals in the household to that food. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), household food security depends critically on improvements in agriculture, with about 70 percent of the population relying on agriculture for their livelihoods. Most poor and food-insecure people live in rural areas and depend primarily on agriculture for their livelihoods.

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