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Type Journal Article - DERIVING FOOD SECURITY INFORMATION FROM NATIONAL HOUSEHOLD BUDGET SURVEYS
Title Deriving better estimates of food security statistics at sub-national levels by integrating Georgia’s IHS and MICS data
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2008
Page numbers 127
URL http://www.equalinrights.org/uploads/tx_wizzresources/FAO_2008_food_security_household_budget_survey​s.pdf#page=143
Abstract
The Department of Statistics (DS) of Georgia has conducted a regular National Household Survey (NHS) since 1996. NHS started as an income and expenditure survey, until 2002, when it started to incorporate elements of the labour force survey to become the Integrated Household Survey (IHS). IHS data collection is spread over a period of one year. DS also collaborated with the Centre of Medical Statistics and Information (CMSI), national Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to conduct Multi-Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS) in 2002 and 2005. MICS collected complementary data on child nutritional status for food security analysis. The FAO Food Security Statistics Module (FSSM) applied to the IHS 2005 food consumption data enabled the derivation of food security statistics. These statistics enhanced the assessment of food insecurity in the country at national and sub-national levels, by providing information on the nutritional status of children. This additional and complementary information proved useful in differentiating the food security situations of different population groups. This paper discusses the results of the food security statistics derived from the food consumption data of IHS 2005, using complementary data from MICS on the nutritional status of children under five

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