Agricultural Development Economics
 

Publication

Title
Household food insecurity access scale (HFIAS) for measurement of food access: Indicator guide
Author
Jennifer Coates, Anne Swindale, Paula Bilinsky
Publication date
21/08/2007
Abstract
This document is a guide for implementing one such option, the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS), which is an adaptation of the approach used to estimate the prevalence of food insecurity in the United States (U.S.) annually. The method is based on the idea that the experience of food insecurity (access) causes predictable reactions and responses that can be captured and quantified through a survey and summarized in a scale.