Food Security Indicators

Key food security indicator resources

How to do Food Expenditure Analysis

Need to quickly calculate food expenditure indicators?!!  Don't panic.... this tutorial series will show you (step-by-step in SPSS) how to create the expenditure indicators built using WFP questionnaires.  Enjoy!!

Be sure to check out the corresponding syntax for each tutorial (bottom of page). 

Part 1. Total monthly household expenditures

How to construct the Food Consumption Score

Check out this video on how to calculate the FCS using SPSS

The Food Consumption Score (FCS) is the most commonly used food security indicator derived from CFSVA surveys. It represents households' dietary diversity and nutrient intake. The FCS is calculated by inspecting how often households consume food items from the different food groups during a 7 day reference period.

How to build a Coping Strategies Index

We don't think you can cope without knowing how to construct WFP's Coping Strategy Index (CSI)....  so we've created this tutorial showing you all the steps :) 

This video shows the Reduced Coping Strategy Index being built in SPSS.  Enjoy!

The Reduced Coping Strategy Index (CSI) measures food insecurity by considering the activities undertaken by households to manage food shortages.


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