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This dataset contains a subset of the suite of indicators (suite 2011) on the level of food security in several countries as provided by FAO. Following the recommendation of experts gathered in the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Round Table on hunger measurement, hosted at FAO headquarters in September 2011, an initial set of indicators aiming to capture various aspects of food insecurity was selected and called FAO suite of food security indicators.
The indicators (30) were grouped along the four dimension of food security:
Due to the change in 2017 to a new suite of indicators, in this dataset remains the indicators that are not part of the new dataset FAO - Food Security (2017 suite)
Data from the FAO suite of food security indicators was able to be accessed on FAOSTAT.
Number of years
|Countries / Obs||Min / Max Value|
|Depth of the food deficit (kcal/capita/day) (3-year average)|
|Domestic food price level index|
|Percentage of paved roads over total roads (%)|
|Prevalence of food inadequacy (%) (3-year average)|
|Road density (per 100 square km of land area)|
|Share of food expenditure of the poor|
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