FAO/WFP Joint Guidelines for Crop and Food Security Assessment Missions (CFSAMs)

FAO/WFP
Joint Guidelines

for Crop and Food Security Assessment Missions
(CFSAMs)






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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
World Food Programme (WFP)

Rome, 2009


FAO/WFP Joint Guidelines for Crop and Food Security Assessment Missions (CFSAMs) This handbook has been prepared by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) for use by staff and their partners.

Suggestions for corrections or improvements should be sent to:

Global Information and Early Warning System on Food
and Agriculture (GIEWS), FAO, Rome
E-mail: giews1@fao.org

Food Secutity Analysis Group (OMXF), WFP, Rome
E-mail: fsavam.info@wfp.org

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
About these guidelines
Glossary (key terms)
Acronyms & abbreviations
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Part I
CFSAM Essentials
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Part II
Planning and Organizing a CFSAM
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Part III
Analysing the Context, Agricultural Production
and Market Conditions
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Part IV
Analysing the Aggregate Food Supply/Demand Situation
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Part V
Analysing Household Food Security and Emergency Needs
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Part VI
Conclusions & Recommendations
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Annexes
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    Annotated outline for a CFSAM report
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    Complementary inputs of FAO
    and WFP team members during a CFSAM
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    Checklist of actions for the FAO
    and WFP country offices
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    Sample TORs for individual team members
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    Guidelines for observers
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    Secondary data to be compiled prior to the mission
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    Use of Geo-Spatial information
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    Sample mission schedule and work plan format
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    How to get the most out of field trips and interviews
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    A framework for analysing the food security impacts
    of a crisis
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    Factors affecting agricultural production
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    Factors affecting planted area
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    Factors affecting yield
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    Market surveys
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    Examples of staple food balance sheets for
    three main types of food crisis
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    Methods used to assess household food insecurity
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    Sample multidisciplinary interview guide
    and data recording format
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    Sample market details interview guide
    and data recording format
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    Numerical conventions, weights and measures
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    List of technical and reference notes (on CD-ROM)
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