National Demonstration Centre - Africa

6 - 10 August 2007, Bamako, Mali

The Food Security Indicators Group is organizing, in collaboration with AFRISTAT in Bamako, a NDC on Food Security and Consumption Statistics from Household Income and expenditure Surveys (HIES) for French speaking countries in the West and Central Africa regions in August 2007.

Purpose of the meeting
To strengthen countries statistical analytical capability for the assessment and monitoring of the food situation in the country.

To derive relevant food consumption and security statistics from existing food data collected from past HIES through the application of the FAO methodology using the Food Security Statistics Module (FSSM) software.

Country requirements
Have conducted a recent Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) or Household Budget Survey (HBS) or Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) or "Enquêtes de Dépense et Revenu des Ménages (EDRM).

Invited country participants
Two participants, one from the National Statistical Organization and one from the National Planning Food Agency or Food Security Unit of French speaking countries in the West and Central Africa regions.