Global Update - Food Security Monitoring, January - June 2010, Issue no. 3

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Aug 2010 View Original
The Global Update provides food security information on trends in food access and utilization. Key food access indicators reported are food consumption, coping strategies and terms of trade. These indicators are proximate to food security status and so enable early identification of potential increases in food insecurity.

This update provides information on 34 countries for the period January to June 2010.

Three categories are used to classify the food security trend: Improved, No Change and Deteriorated. A summary of the food security situation is presented below:

Improved:

Afghanistan, Cambodia, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia and Zambia.

No Change:

Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ethiopia, Guinea Conakry, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan (Darfur), Northern Sudan, Swaziland, Togo and Zimbabwe.

Deteriorated:

Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana (Northern Region), Haiti, Honduras, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Southern Sudan and Tajikistan.