FAO/WFP Joint Guidelines for Crop and Food Security Assessment Missions (CFSAMs)

When WFP and FAO join forces to conduct national Crop and Food Security Assessments, these guidelines show the way.


The 2009 guidelines are for joint FAO/WFP missions conducted at the request of governments to validate the crop and food security situation estimates, while crops are still in the fields.  The missions analyse the supply and demand for staple foods, estimate uncovered staple food import requirements for the coming year and analyse households’ access to food.