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Undernourishment and critical food poverty: Indicators at national and sub-national levels


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. Both indicators are based on nutritional underlying criteria and derived from food consumption and income data collected [...]

Selected Indicators of Food and Agricultural Development in the Asia-Pacific Region 1999-2009


This is the twenty-sixth issue of the above publication, a comprehensive and detailed compilation of statistics on farming, livestock, fishery, forestry and nutrition in Asia-Pacific countries for the decade 1998-2008. Statistics are listed separately for developing countries (including transition economies) and developed countries in the region.

El estado mundial del la agricultura y la alimentacíon


La edición del año en curso de El estado mundial de la agricultura y la alimentación se publica en un momento decisivo. Elmundo atraviesa una turbulencia financiera que ha provocado graves contratiempos económicos.

Tracking results in agriculture and rural development in less-than-ideal conditions


The 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. A set of 19 priority indicators based on the criteria of compatibility, availability and relevance [...]


The Probability Distribution Framework for estimating the Prevalence of Undernourishment
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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. The evaluation of the formula required the specification [...]