Food and Nutrition Security Indicators: A Review

ZEF Working Paper No. 108

63 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2013

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Evita Hanie Pangaribowo

University of Bonn - Department of Economic and Technological Change

Nicolas Gerber

University of Bonn - Center for Development Research (ZEF)

Maximo Torero

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Date Written: February 1, 2013

Abstract

In this paper, we review existing food and nutrition security indicators, discuss some of their advantages and disadvantages, and finally classify them and describe their relationships and overlaps. In order to achieve this, the paper makes reference to the existing definitions of food and nutrition security (FNS), in particular as they have been agreed upon and implemented in the FoodSecure project (www.foodsecure.eu). The main existing conceptual frameworks of FNS predating the present paper are also used as guidelines and briefly discussed. Finally, we make recommendations in terms of the most appropriate FNS indicators to quantify the impacts of various shocks and interventions on food and nutrition security outcomes.

Keywords: Food security, nutrition, indicators, outcomes, determinants, classification

Suggested Citation

Pangaribowo, Evita Hanie and Gerber, Nicolas and Torero, Maximo, Food and Nutrition Security Indicators: A Review (February 1, 2013). ZEF Working Paper No. 108. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2237992 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2237992

Evita Hanie Pangaribowo (Contact Author)

University of Bonn - Department of Economic and Technological Change ( email )

Walter-Flex-Str. 3
Bonn, 53113
Germany

Nicolas Gerber

University of Bonn - Center for Development Research (ZEF) ( email )

Walter-Flex-Strasse 3
Bonn, D-53113
Germany

Maximo Torero

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

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