Voices of the Hungry


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This paper presents a review of the scientific literature on the relationship between food insecurity at the household or individual level and the following nutrition indicators: child stunting, child wasting, low birth weight, exclusive breastfeeding of infants less than 6 months of age, anaemia in women of reproductive age, child overweight and adult obesity.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) undertook a survey on food insecurity for the first time in 2016. The survey is an application of the FAO’s Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES) that uses an experience-based metric to measure the severity of food insecurity. The survey was administered to some 1200 households during the second quarter of 2016
This paper presents the conceptual linkages between food security and nutrition and reviews data on the associations between experience-based measures of food insecurity and nutritional status outcomes in countries at different stages of the nutrition transition.
This comprehensive United Nations document on women includes a box in Chapter 8 entitled Measuring food insecurity from a gender perspective. Results of preliminary analyses of gender differences in food insecurity from 117 countries, measured using the Food Insecurity Experience Scale, are presented and discussed.
Child food insecurity is associated with a range of negative developmental consequences. This document presents a review of the literature and discusses the conceptual and practical challenges for developing an effective, efficient, and feasible system for global monitoring of child food insecurity are discussed and alternatives are suggested.