Voices of the Hungry


The following resources include technical and country reports, Voices of the Hungry Project communication materials, journal articles, and information on the statistical software package developed for analysis of FIES data. Use the drop-down menu to locate the type of resource you are interested in.


Jones, A. D. (2017). Food insecurity and mental health status: A global analysis of 149 countries. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 53(2), 264-273. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2017.04.008  
Na, M., Miller, M., Ballard, T., Mitchell, D. C., Hung, Y. W., & Melgar-Quiñonez, H. (2018). Does social support modify the relationship between food insecurity and poor mental health? Evidence from thirty-nine sub-Saharan African countries. Public Health Nutrition, 22(5), 874-881. doi:10.1017/s136898001800277x  
Pereira, A.L., Handa, S. and Holmqvist, G. Prevalence and correlates of food insecurity among children across the globe. Innocenti Working Paper 2017-09, UNICEF Office of Research, Florence.  
Sadiddin, A., Cattaneo, A., Cirillo, M., & Miller, M. (2019). Food insecurity as a determinant of international migration: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa. Food Security. doi:10.1007/s12571-019-00927-w   
Sinclair, K., Ahmadigheidari, D., Dallmann, D., Miller, M., & Melgar-Quiñonez, H. (2019). Rural women: Most likely to experience food insecurity and poor health in low- and middle-income countries. Global Food Security,23, 104-115. doi:10.1016/j.gfs.2019.04.006  
Smith, M. D., Rabbitt, M. P., & Jensen, A. C. (2017). Who are the world’s food insecure? New evidence from the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Food Insecurity Experience Scale. World Development, 93, 402-412. doi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.01.006  
Smith, M. D., Kassa, W., & Winters, P. (2017). Assessing food insecurity in Latin America and the Caribbean using FAO’s Food Insecurity Experience Scale. Food Policy, 71, 48-61. doi:10.1016/j.foodpol.2017.07.005  
Wambogo, E. A., Ghattas, H., Leonard, K. L., & Sahyoun, N. R. (2018). Validity of the Food Insecurity Experience Scale for use in Sub-Saharan Africa and characteristics of food insecure individuals. Current Developments in Nutrition, 2(9). doi:10.1093/cdn/nzy062  
Ahmadigheidari, D., Sinclair, K., Abdi, T., Ebadi, N., Cortbaoui, P., & Melgar-Quiñonez, H. (2017). The economic condition and food security status: The study of European countries on 2015. Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 8(1), 9-22. doi:10.18848/2160-1933/cgp/v08i01/9-22  
Ahmadi, D., & Melgar-Quiñonez, H. (2018). Use of the Food Insecurity Experience Scale to assess food security status in Ireland, 2014–17: A cross-sectional analysis. The Lancet, 392, S16.
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