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:

  • Availability
  • Access
  • Stability
  • Utilization

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.

Access

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2011) in the dimension "access".

Measurement unit: 
Index

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2011) in the dimension "access".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2011) in the dimension "access".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage (3-year average)

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2011) in the dimension "access".

Measurement unit: 
Km per 100 square km of land area

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2011) in the dimension "access".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

Stability

Indicator Min-Max
Number of years
/ Obs Min / Max
Domestic food price volatility (index)

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2011) in the dimension "stability".

Measurement unit: 
Index

Utilization

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2011) in the dimension "utilization".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2011) in the dimension "utilization".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2011) in the dimension "utilization".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator (originally measured by the World Bank) is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2011) in the dimension "utilization".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator (originally measured by the WHO) is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2011) in the dimension "utilization".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

This indicator (originally measured by the WHO) is part of the FAO Suite of Food Security Indicators (2011) in the dimension "utilization".

Measurement unit: 
Percentage

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