Instruments and Tools - Food/ Livelihood Security

  • Food-security assessments in emergencies: a livelihoods approach
    This paper describes the theory and practice of Oxfam GBs livelihoods approach to assessing food security in emergencies. A livelihoods approach simply means emergency programming aimed at supporting livelihoods, as well as saving lives. In terms of food-security assessments, a livelihoods approach involves assessing the longer-term risks to livelihoods, as well as short-term nutritional or life-threatening risks.

  • Rapid Assessment of Nutrition (RAN) Manual
    Nutrition assessment for relevant Projects/Programs in Developing Countries

  • Household Food Security
    Not currently available
    This chapter describes the theory and method for assessing current household food security in the FEWS CVA, and makes suggestions for presenting the results of this multi-step analysis in terms useful to decision makers1. Many of the explanations included in this chapter can be adapted for use in the final CVA report.

  • American Red Cross Emergency Food Programming Assessment Tool
    February 2001

  • High Level Vulnerability Assessment Technical Consultation
    Document damaged, not available
    SADC Food Agriculture & Natural Resources Development Unit (FANR DU)

  • Demographic Methods to Assess Food Insecurity: A North Korean Case Study
    The paper begins with a review of methods for assessing nutritional status, particularly in emergencies; a brief history of the North Korean food crisis (19952001), and a review of the available nutritional and health data on the DPRK. The main focus of the paper is on the results of a survey of 2,692 North Korean adult migrants in China. Recognizing certain biases and limitations, the study suggests that sample households have experienced an overall decline in food security, as evidenced by both the decline in government rations from an average of 120 grams per person per day to less than 60 grams per day, and by the increase in the percentage of households relying on foraging or bartering of assets as their principal source of food.

  • Rapid appraisal methods for the assessment, design, and evaluation of food security programs

  • Choosing Outcome Indicators of Household Food Security.

  • Household Livelihood Security Assessments: A Toolkit for Practitioners




  • Quantitative Methods of Finding the Food Insecure: Surveys




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