View information, programs, and research about food security, which USDA's Economic Research Service defines as "access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life."
Food security includes at a minimum:
- The ready availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods.
- Assured ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways (that is, without resorting to emergency food supplies, scavenging, stealing, or other coping strategies).
Discover how USDA supports global food security through in-country capacity building, basic and applied research, and support for improved market information, statistics and analysis.
View data, reports, videos, and interactive charts about food security and food insecurity from the Economic Research Service (ERS).
Locate farmers markets, on-farm markets, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) networks, and food hubs in your local area using the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) Local Food Directories.
Data and Research
USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.
HHS. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
Food and Agriculture Organization.
Databases and Systems
Find food availability data, loss-adjusted food availability data, and nutrient availability data for over 200 commodities.
View 40+ indicators related to food security, commodity prices, economics, and human well-being for every country in the world, covering over 50 years.
Search a database of food security analysis publications.
Find resources including the FEWS NET Data Center indicating Livelihood Zones and Food Insecurity Classification Data, Livelihood Zones, and Price and Cross Border Trade.
Explore this searchable database of food sources that are not usually considered crops but may be consumed during famines.
Policy and Implementation
This report provides basic information on resilience thinking and policy tools for strengthening the resilience of food systems to extreme weather events.
View a policy database, case studies, webinars, and additional resources to support the development of sustainable and equitable local food systems.
Obtain legal resources, best practices, and case studies for building resilient and accessible farmers markets in local communities.
This tool provides case studies, analysis of legislative trends, summaries of proposed bills, and other policy resources for advancing the farm to school movement.
Find resources, including a collection of publications, to support the creation and implementation of plans and policies that enable the growth of economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable community food systems.