Voices of the Hungry

FAO’s Voices of the Hungry Project developed the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) to provide timely information on the adequacy of people’s access to food by asking them directly about their experiences. The FIES can be used to produce estimates of the prevalence of food insecurity at different levels of severity, key information for implementing policies aiming to realize the human right to food.

The Food Insecurity Experience Scale

The FIES is a metric of severity of food insecurity at the household or individual level that relies on people’s direct yes/no responses to eight brief questions…

Applying the FIES

Access all available resources to for applying the FIES survey module and analyzing the data.