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Food Security Analysis: Tools and Standards

The EC- FAO Food Security Programme aims at improving the quality and quantity of food security information available.

It has developed tools and methodologies to improve the way in which food security information is collected, stored and analysed. It has also helped set international standards to make sure data can easily be exchanged and compared across borders.

The programme has developed tools and standards for:

Area of Work

Tool & Standard

Climate Change

Climate change impact assessment (MOSAICC)

Crop yield forecasting


Communications e-learning course

Communications Toolkit

Knowledge Sharing Guides

Data Sharing

GIEWS Workstation



Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)

See also: Publications on protracted crises

Markets & Prices

Price Monitoring Tool

See also: Country Briefs

Food Security & Nutrition

Household Hunger Scale (HHS)

The Latin American Household Food Security Measurement Scale (ELCSA)

Dietary Diversity Questionnaire (DDQ)


Resilience Tool


Food Security Statistical Module

The “Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction” programme is funded by the European Union with additional resources provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The programme is managed by FAO and collaborates with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP)”