Agricultural Development Economics


Deriving food security information from national household budget surveys
Experiences, achievements, challenges
FAO, Ricardo Sibrian
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The introductory paper in Part 1 summarizes the efforts and lessons learned from experiences in participating countries to improve food security statistics. Part 2 deals with food security estimates performed at national and sub-national levels in four countries. The papers of Cambodia and the Philippines are examples of food security statistics with gender analysis, while the Lao PDR and Mozambique papers are examples of sub-national analysis. Part 3 addresses measurement approaches of food acquisition and food consumption for the purpose of estimating food security statistics. The examples of Armenia, Cape Verde and Kenya depict detailed effects of how food data are collected on estimates of food security statistics in different settings. Part 4 reviews the policy implications of food security statistics on agriculture in Palestine and food security statistics trends in Moldova. Part 5 shows examples of enhanced analyses using panel data on food consumption in Tajikistan while linking child nutritional status with food security statistics in Georgia. Part 6 proposes methodological approaches for improving food security statistics for policy analysis; the first paper discusses household resilience to food insecurity using Palestinian data, while the last paper describes the linkage between critical food poverty and food deprivation. Finally, Part 7 provides a glossary of selected terminology related to food security statistics.