Food Security Measurements and Indicators

Food Security Indicators

An assessment of Food Security will rely on indicators (are estimates of the extent to which food insecurity exists) which are derived from the four pillars and drawn from data at different levels.





• Child-care and feeding practices • Food safety & quality • Quality of water • Nutrition education • Health/sanitation • Anthropometry

• Purchasing power

• Population & its distribution • Education levels • Household characteristics • Livelihood systems • Coping strategies

• Domestic production • Food imports • Food stocks

• Household assets • Food distribution • Transport and market access • Food prices


‘‘no perfect single measure that captures all aspects of food insecurity’’

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