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The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2014
Strengthening the enabling environment for food security and nutrition


SOFI 2014 presents updated estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the MDG and World Food Summit (WFS) hunger targets. A stock-taking of where we stand on reducing hunger and malnutrition shows that progress in hunger reduction has continued but that substantial additional effort is still needed.

Refinements to the FAO methodology for estimating the prevalence of undernourishment indicator


This paper reports on refinements to the methodology for estimating the prevalence of undernourishment that were adopted during the preparation of the State of Food Insecurity in the World report 2014. 

Advances in hunger measurement: traditional FAO methods and recent innovations


This paper elaborates on some of the methodological aspects linked to assessing food insecurity, with special reference to the practice that FAO has been following in monitoring the state of food insecurity in the world. 

Methodological issues in the estimation of the prevalence of undernourishment based on dietary energy consumption data: A review and clarification


Following a review of developments in undernourishment in a population this paper shows that the formulation of PU within the bivariate distribution framework is inappropriate. Subsequently, the relevance of the univariate approach is clarified. 

CountrySTAT communication strategy


This document outlines the communication strategy for CountrySTAT - a web-based system for food and agriculture statistics at both national and sub-national levels. It supports multiple-sourced data integration and harmonization, according to international standards and contributes to improve data quality and reliability. 

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