Global food security


The AVMA supports the promotion of the veterinarian’s role in achieving global food security through the establishment of public and private stakeholder partnerships between veterinary and related networks. In addition, the AVMA will play an active role in leveraging AVMA member expertise in convening meetings and other opportunities to build such networks.

The AVMA concurs with the following definition from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and first stated at the 1996 World Food Summit: "Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life."

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Emergency support function(s) for agricultural production, and animal and plant health

Research priorities of the American Veterinary Medical Association