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FAO/UNEP/UN-Energy Bioenergy Decision Support Tool -
MODULE 8: Impacts
Food security - status assessment
QUESTIONS AND SUB-QUESTIONS
REFERENCES
FOOD SECURITY – STATUS, CAUSES AND TRENDS
What is the status of food insecurity (chronic and transitory)?
• country-wide
Country statistics
in areas that have been identifed for bioenergy production
What are the causes of food insecurity (chronic and transitory)?
Food Security Assessments
Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers
To what extent is food insecurity driven by poor harvests? Variable weather
conditions? Low level technology and lack of inputs?
FAO, State of Food Insecurity (SOFI)
FAO, State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA)
What are the main staple foods in the diet of the country’s poor and vulnerable
populations?
FAOSTAT
Country Statistics
Is the country self-suffcient in these staples? Do diversifed import options exist?
FAOSTAT, USDA, Country Statistics
What are the prospects for population growth, poverty and food security?
Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers, Food
Security Assessments, Poverty Assessments
What are projected additional needs for food production to meet food demand at
the national level?
Fischer, 2009.
FAO, 2003.
Are there diversifed import opportunities that could provide alternative supply
options to meet increasing demand which is not served by domestic production?