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.

The official launch of the software is planned for the beginning of 2013. The event will take place at FAO Headquarters with the participation of the World Bank's Computational Tools team.

» Download the software ADePT-FSM (.exe)

» Background information to build the survey specific nutrient conversion table (.zip)

» Parameters needed to estimate the prevalence of undernourishment (MDG 1.9) using ADePT (excel)