Documents and publications

Voices of the Hungry brochure
Measuring food insecurity through people's experiences


The FAO initiative Voices of the Hungry measures food insecurity worldwide, using an experience-based tool that can easily be applied in many different contexts.

Better measurement of food insecurity in the context of enhancing nutrition


This article, published in a German nutrition magazine, focuses on the project Voices of the Hungry (VoH) which assists countries in accessing information on food insecurity as experienced by individuals. VoH implements a measure that allows direct measurement of people’s access to healthy, nutritious food.

Food security and nutrition in the context of the global nutrition transition


This paper presents the conceptual linkages between food security and nutrition and reviews data on the associations between experience-based measures of food insecurity and nutritional status outcomes in countries at different stages of the nutrition transition.

Introduction to item response theory applied to food security measurement
Basic Concepts, Parameters and Statistics


This paper presents basic concepts and mathematics underlying the Rasch model, commonly used to assess food security data.

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