Deriving food security statistics from national household surveys
FAO statistics division has developed, in collaboration with the World Bank's Computational Tools team, Development Research Group, the free stand-alone software ADePT-Food Security Module (FSM). This activity has been funded by the European Union through the Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction Programme.
ADePT-FSM aims to improve the quality, consistency and availability of food security statistics derived from National Household Surveys (NHS), such as Living Standard Measurement Surveys (LSMS), Household Income and Expenditure (HIES) and Household Budget Surveys (HBS) containing food consumption data. These statistics are useful for assessing and monitoring food security at national and subnational levels.