The Food Insecurity Experience Scale: Development of a Global Standard for Monitoring Hunger Worldwide

Reports
Sectors:
Food Security, M&E
Organization:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Author:
Terri J. Ballard, Anne W. Kepple, Carlo Cafiero
Regions:
Global
Publication Dates:
October, 2013
Content Formats:
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Building on the experience of the Latin American scale, the FAO Voices of the Hungry project (VOH) has developed an experience-based food insecurity scale module called the Food Insecurity Experience scale (FIES), which is based on a short form of the ELCSA. The FIES will be used as a common metric for measuring food insecurity at several levels of severity, across different geographic areas and cultures.

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