Integrating Food Security Information in National Statistical Systems: Experiences, Achievements, Challenges
12 Mar 2012
This book aims at providing a better understanding of how food security indicators can be used for policy-making and planning. It also looks at ways in which statistics can be used to improve the reliability of food security information at both national and sub-national levels.
It thus presents eight countries’ experiences in deriving food security information at national and sub-national levels from National Household Surveys (NHS).
Part one summarizes lessons learned in improving food security statistics for decision-making.
Part two deals with how food security is monitored at national and sub-national levels in four countries. The paper on Uganda analyses the food security statistics from the perspective of gender, while the papers on India and Tanzania are examples of trend analyses.
Part three addresses approaches to measuring food acquisition and food consumption that can enhance estimates of food security. It examines methodologies in detail, and considers how food data collection affects estimates of food security statistics.
Part four reviews the policy implications of food security and micronutrient statistics on agriculture and the quality of life in Bolivia. It also looks at the quality and availability of food in terms of micronutrients in Tanzania.
Part five provides a glossary of terminology related to food security statistics