FAO: Food security indicators

May 9, 2015

Provides extensive data for world, developing and developed countries. Availability Average dietary supply adequacy Food production index Share of energy supply derived from cereals, roots and tubers Average protein supply Average supply of protein of animal origin Physical access (conditions for physical access to food) Percentage of paved roads over total roads Rail lines density Road density Economic access (affordability) Food price level index Utilization Access to improved water sources Access to improved sanitation facilities OUTCOMES Inadequate access to food Prevalence of undernourishment Share of food expenditure of the poor Depth of the food deficit Prevalence of food inadequacy Utilization (food-related anthropometric failures) Percentage of children under 5 years of age who are stunted Percentage of children under 5 years of age who are wasted Percentage of children under 5 years of age who are underweight Percentage of adults who are underweight VULNERABILITY/STABILITY Domestic food price volatility Per capita food production variability Per capita food supply variability Political stability and absence of violence/terrorism Value of food imports over total merchandise exports Percentage of arable land equipped for irrigation Cereal import dependency ratio

 

.Source: "Measuring Different Dimensions of Food Security," Food and Agriculture Organization, 2013. http://www.fao.org/docrep/018/i3434e/i3434e02.pdf [verified 4/17/14]

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