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Scoping study on food security and nutrition information in Myanmar

Tin Maung Shwe, Thida Chaw Hlaing [ 2011 ]
The primary objective of this study is to identify ways to increase the value of existing food security information systems [...]

Effects of global warming on vulnerability to food insecurity in rural Nicaragua

Panagiotis Karfakis, Marco Knowles, Mark Smulders, Jeronim Capaldo [ 2011 ]
There is growing evidence that global warming will have a substantial negative impact on agricultural yields, in particular in developing [...]

Household hunger scale: Indicator definition and measurement guide

Terri Ballard, Jennifer Coates, Anne Swindale, Megan Deitchler  [ 2011 ]
This document provides operational guidance for the collection and tabulation of the Household Hunger Scale (HHS)—a new, simple indicator to [...]

A model of vulnerability to food insecurity

Jeronim Capaldo, Panagiotis Karfakis, Marco Knowles, Mark Smulders [ 2011 ]
Empirical findings show that access to adequate and sufficient food in developing countries is unstable, suggesting that whether a household [...]

Guidelines for measuring household and individual dietary diversity

Gina Kennedy, Terri Ballard, MarieClaude Dop [ 2011 ]
Dietary diversity is a qualitative measure of food consumption that reflects household access to a variety of foods, and is [...]
Food security professionals increasingly realize that they must use communications strategically for their work to have a maximum impact. While [...]

Livestock assets, livestock income and rural households: Cross-country evidence from household surveys

Ugo Pica-Ciamarra, Luca Tasciotti, Joachim Otte, Alberto Zezza [ 2011 ]
This paper investigates the livestock asset positions of rural households and the contribution of livestock to their income in 12 [...]
FAO is the main provider of country-level estimates of undernourishment covering the whole world. Its methodology has the main advantage [...]

Poverty in the Sudan

FAO [ 2011 ]
Poverty is a broad concept with many faces that mirror dimensions of human welfare. It goes beyond inadequate food or [...]

Constraints to addressing food insecurity in protracted crises

Daniel Maxwell, Luca Russo, Luca Alinovi [ 2011 ]
A substantial portion of the world's people have not made adequate progress toward overcoming hunger or achieving sustainable livelihoods. The [...]