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The FAO parametric versus the IFPRI non-parametric approach to estimating the prevalence of undernourishment: Issues relating to the use of household level data from National Household Surveys
Food security working paper


A non-parametric approach suggested by researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) for measuring food deprivation (undernourishment) is not an improvement to the current FAO parametric approach.  

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.


Household food wastage in Turkey
Working paper series


Household Budget Surveys, Household Income and Expenditure Surveys and Food Balance Sheets, provide useful data for epidemiological research and for developing National Food and Nutrition Policies.


Food deprivation trends: Mid-term review of progress towards the World Food Summit target
Working paper series


Ten years after the World Food Summit (WFS) and less than 10 years before 2015 (the target year for halving the number of undernourished), the hunger situation in the Developing World still remains of great concern.

Compendium of agricultural – environmental indicators
1989-91 to 2000


This publication brings together data compiled and maintained by FAO statistics to derive agricultural-environmental indicators. It presents time series of selected indicators in a logical manner to help policy makers in understanding the state of the agri-environment and assist in framing suitable policies.


Global Strategy brochure