Water, Energy, Environment and Food Security

“ Food Security” Towards to Center of Security Concept!

“ Food Security”

 Towards to Center of Security Concept!


 Dursun Yıldız

Director- Hydropolitics Academy .


March  14, 2019         


During the Cold War period, the national security concept, which was generally based on national security and deterrence measures, was changed in the 21st century. Individual security, water, food, energy, and environmental security issues are ıncludued in the concept. Among these security concepts, water and energy security are mentioned more, but the concept of "new food geopolitics and food security that has emerged in the past 25 years stands out.

The relationship between development and food security has become more and more decisive since the beginning of the 21st Century. This has led to the emergence of new food geopolitics in the world. In the last 20 years, some countries have started to rent large amounts of land from certain countries. In this article, we aim to identify the increasing importance of food security

Keywords: Food Security, Climate Change,


Climate change, population growth, changes in consumption patterns and the increase in demand for renewable energy sources (such as biofuels) also affect land grabbing demand for investors. The increase of global demand, especially in food, animal feed, and biofuel, is the reason for long-term leasing or buying of large agricultural lands in less developed countries.

One of the main reasons for these large land rental and acquisitions is taking measures to dominate the world food market, which will be tightened by the effect of climate change.

The classical security paradigm has shifted to  Water  Food, Energy and Environmental security areas since the beginning of the 21st Century. Therefore, especially in the developed countries' efforts to provide security in these areas have started to increase.

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