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    Use of household surveys for collection of food and agricultural statistics - Provisional 1983
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    This manual is a first attempt to overcome new problems which may arise in Agricultural surveys viewed within the context of an over all integrated programme of surveys and consequently cannot be complete.
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    Food data collection in Household Consumption and Expenditure Surveys. Guidelines for low and middle income countries 2018
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    The measurement of food consumption and expenditure is a fundamental component of any analysis of poverty and food security, and hence the importance and timeliness of devoting attention to the topic cannot be overemphasized as the international development community confronts the challenges of monitoring progress in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In 2014, the International Household Survey Network published a desk review of the reliability and relevance of survey questions as included in 100 household surveys from low- and middle-income countries. The report was presented in March 2014 at the forty-fifth session of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC), in a seminar organized by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Food Security, Agricultural and Rural Statistics (IAEG-AG). The assessment painted a bleak picture in terms of heterogeneity in survey design and overall relevance and reliability of the data being collected. On the positive side, it pointed to many areas in which even marginal changes to survey and questionnaire design could lead to a significant increase in reliability and consequently, great improvements in measurement accuracy. The report, which sparked a lot of interest from development partners and UNSC member countries, prompted IAEG-AG to pursue this area of work with the ultimate objective of developing, validating, and promoting scalable standards for the measurement of food consumption in household surveys. The work started with an expert workshop that took place in Rome in November 2014. Successive versions of the guidelines were drafted and discussed at various IAEG-AG meetings, and in another expert workshop organized in November 2016 in Rome. The guidelines were put together by a joint FAO-World Bank team, with inputs and comments received from representatives of national statistical offices, international organizations, survey practitioners, academics, and experts in different disciplines (statistics, economics, nutrition, food security, and analysis). A list of the main contributors is included in the acknowledgment section. In December 2017 a draft of the guidelines was circulated to 148 National Statistical Offices from low- to high-income countries for comments. The document was revised following that consultation and submitted to UNSC, which endorsed it at its forty-ninth session in March 2018 (under item 3(j) of the agenda, agricultural and rural statistics. The version presented here reflects what was endorsed by the Commission, edited for language. The process received support from the Global Strategy for Agricultural and Rural Statistics. The document is intended to be a reference document for National Statistical Offices, survey practitioners, and national and international agencies designing household surveys that involve the collection of food consumption and expenditure data.
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    Deriving Food Security Information fromNational Household Budget Surveys
    Experiences, Achievements, Challenges
    2008
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    The introductory paper in Part 1 summarizes the efforts and lessons learned from experiences in participating countries to improve food security statistics. Part 2 deals with food security estimates performed at national and sub-national levels in four countries. The papers of Cambodia and the Philippines are examples of food security statistics with gender analysis, while the Lao PDR and Mozambique papers are examples of sub-national analysis. Part 3 addresses measurement approaches of food acquisition and food consumption for the purpose of estimating food security statistics. The examples of Armenia, Cape Verde and Kenya depict detailed effects of how food data are collected on estimates of food security statistics in different settings. Part 4 reviews the policy implications of food security statistics on agriculture in Palestine and food security statistics trends in Moldova. Part 5 shows examples of enhanced analyses using panel data on food consumption in T ajikistan while linking child nutritional status with food security statistics in Georgia. Part 6 proposes methodological approaches for improving food security statistics for policy analysis; the first paper discusses household resilience to food insecurity using Palestinian data, while the last paper describes the linkage between critical food poverty and food deprivation. Finally, Part 7 provides a glossary of selected terminology related to food security statistics.

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