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Undernourishment and critical food poverty: Indicators at national and sub-national levels
Statistics working paper series


Indicators to measure food poverty and undernourishment are useful for understanding food insecurity at national level and within countries. This paper discusses two indicators: proportion of undernourishment, and proportion of critical food poverty.  

Deriving food security information from household information from national household budget surveys


  This document is a compilation of papers authored by national officers with thecollaboration of FAO involved in food security using food security statistics from 11 countries in Asia, Africa and Eastern Europe.

Tracking results in agriculture and rural development in less-than-ideal conditions
A sourcebook of indicators for monitoring and evaluation


This sourcebook provides a number of workable approaches for designing an M&E system that would be of greatest relevance to different agricultural and rural development (ARD) activities, projects and programmes, and degree of data availability.

Rural Households’ Livelihood and Well-Being
Statistics on Rural Development and Agriculture Household Income


The handbook is intended for the benefit of various groups concerned with rural development and the evolving nature of the agricultural industry.

The Probability Distribution Framework for estimating the Prevalence of Undernourishment
Food security working paper


In his pioneering study carried in the early 1960’s, Sukhatme had formulated the estimate of the prevalence of undernourishment in a population within a bivariate distribution framework where dietary energy consumption (DEC) and dietary energy requirement (DER) are considered as random variables.