Measuring Food Insecurity

  title={Measuring Food Insecurity},
  author={Christopher B. Barrett},
  pages={825 - 828}
  • C. Barrett
  • Published 12 February 2010
  • Computer Science
  • Science
Food security is a growing concern worldwide. More than 1 billion people are estimated to lack sufficient dietary energy availability, and at least twice that number suffer micronutrient deficiencies. Because indicators inform action, much current research focuses on improving food insecurity measurement. Yet estimated prevalence rates and patterns remain tenuous because measuring food security, an elusive concept, remains difficult. 
Food Security Global Overview
While the definition of food security encompasses food availability, access, utilization and stability, most attention appears to have been on increasing the amount of foods available. Evidence
Assessing the Impact of Consumer Behaviour on Food Security in South West Cameroon
Food security is a major global issue with over a billion people believed to lack sufficient dietary energy access while others suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. Estimating food insecurity
Food Insecurity Is Associated with Subjective Well-Being among Individuals from 138 Countries in the 2014 Gallup World Poll1234
The implementation of the 8-item Food Insecurity Experience Scale in 147 countries in the 2014 Gallup World Poll provided an unprecedented opportunity to understand the association of food insecurity with subjective well-being.
Documenting the Food Insecurity Experiences and Nutritional Status of Women in India: Study Protocol
The role of women in food production and its contribution to household food security is determined, to examine the gender roles within households and the decision-making processes that influence food security, and to investigate household nutritional status and food insecurity experience.
The food security continuum: a novel tool for understanding food insecurity as a range of experiences
This paper argues that the understanding of food insecurity is incremental: it develops as new research in a variety of food- Deprived and nutrition-deprived contexts reveals causes, experiences and consequences and how they are interlinked.
Household food insecurity and caregiver distress: Equal threats to child nutritional status?
The aim of this was to assess relationships among a rural population in Ethiopia between food insecurity and child wellbeing and caregiver wellbeing.
Effects of Food Availability Policies on National Food Security : Colombian case
Food insecurity is a problem that affects population worldwide, mainly in developing countries. Due to the multiple interactions, the process of decision making to tackle this problem is becoming


Measuring household food insecurity: why it's so important and yet so difficult to do.
This chapter provides an overview of a set of papers associated with a research initiative that seeks to identify more precise, yet simple, measures of household food insecurity.
The State of Food Insecurity in the World
  • Wfp
  • Economics
  • 2011
This year´s annual State of Food Insecurity in the World report takes stock of progress made towards achieving the internationally established hunger targets, and reflects on what needs to be done,
Development and validation of an experience-based measure of household food insecurity within and across seasons in northern Burkina Faso.
Qualitative and quantitative methods were used to develop and validate an experienced-based measure of the access component of food insecurity in northern Burkina Faso, providing strong evidence that the food insecurity score, calculated from experience-based questionnaire items, was valid for determining seasonal differences in household food insecurity.
Food insecurity in Sub Saharan Africa
For almost half a century, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has been struggling, in one form or another, with food insecurity. This ongoing condition has been caused by a number of factors including
Repositioning nutrition as central to development: a strategy for large-scale action.
The unequivocal choice now is between continuing to fail as the global community did with HIV/AIDS for more than a decade or to finally make nutrition central to development so that a wide range of economic and social improvements that depend on nutrition can be realized.
Dietary diversity is associated with child nutritional status: evidence from 11 demographic and health surveys.
There is an association between child dietary diversity and nutritional status that is independent of socioeconomic factors, and that dietary diversity may indeed reflect diet quality, which is suggested to be recommended for widespread use as an indicator of diet quality.
Micronutrient deficiencies and gender: social and economic costs.
In examining the effect of sex on the economic and social costs of micronutrient deficiencies, the paper found that there is also an urgent need for increased effort to demonstrate the cost of these deficiencies, as well as the benefits of addressing them, especially compared with other health and nutrition interventions.
The Developing World is Poorer than We Thought, But No Less Successful in the Fight Against Poverty
The paper presents a major overhaul to the World Bank's past estimates of global poverty, incorporating new and better data. Extreme poverty-as judged by what"poverty"means in the world's poorest