Food and Agriculture Statistics

Working papers

Measuring hunger at subnational level. FAO Statistics Working Paper Series/ESSA/005e

This manual provides a set of guidelines to professionals involved in the estimation of food security statistics using food consumption data collected in National Household...

The Probability Distribution Framework for estimating the Prevalence of Undernourishment. FAO Statistics Working Paper Series/ESSG/009e

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...

On reliability of estimates of inequality in distributions derived from sample survey data. FAO Statistics Working Paper Series/ESSG/011e

For studying inequalities in populations, the interest often lies in estimating frequency distributions. Several factors of interest, such as income or expenditure, depict highly skewed...

The effect of sampling design on the reliability of estimates of the variance of distributions derived from household survey data: a simulation study. FAO Statistics Working Paper Series/ESSG/010e

On a regular basis, FAO produces estimates of the prevalence of undernourishment and related measures that require estimates of the frequency distribution of household per...

Food deprivation trends: mid-term review of progress towards the World Food Summit target. FAO Statistics Working Paper Series/ESSA/007e

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...

Report on food deprivation towards the MDG on hunger reduction, 2006. FAO Statistics Working Paper Series/ESSA/008e

Worldwide developing countries have reduced hunger since the MDG bench-mark period of 1990-92 to the latest available of 2001-03. A closer look at the proportion...

Estimating household and institutional food wastage and losses in the context of measuring food deprivation and food excess in the total population. FAO Statistics Working Paper Series/ESSA/001e

The FAO’s measure of food deprivation, the prevalence of undernourishment, is conceptually based on a comparison of dietary energy intake (DEI) with a normed minimum...

Household Food Wastage in Turkey. FAO Statistics Working Paper Series/ESSA/006e

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...

Monitoring MDG and WFS targets: Latin America and the Caribbean. FAO Statistics Working Paper Series/ESSA/003e

Worldwide developing countries have reduced hunger as measured by the food security statistics known as Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicator 5 and the indicator of...

Monitoring MDG and WFS targets: Asia and the Pacific. FAO Statistics Working Paper Series/ESSA/004e

Worldwide developing countries have reduced hunger as measured by the food security statistics known as Millennium Development Goals (MDG) indicator 5 and the indicator of...

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