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Baseline Assessments, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2010

This report is an effort to provide a district level profile of food security in Maharashtra. As the country moves towards greater devolution and decentralization, data at disaggregated levels remains a stumbling block. District level data is notoriously inadequate and this report urges that greater attention be paid to data collection and dissemination at sub-state levels. While Chapter 1 introduces the concept of food security, Chapter 2 provides an overview of the state and places it in the context of other states in the country. In line with the current and correct approach that emphasizes outcomes rather than inputs, Chapter 3 derives a composite index of food security outcomes and provides a brief methodological note. It draws a distinction between the Food Security Outcome Index (FSOI) that is based on outcome measures on the one hand, and the Food Security Index (FSI) that is a composite index of the factors that are critical to food security on the other hand. Chapters 4 to 6 analyze the food security situation along the dimensions of availability, access and absorption. The most food insecure districts both in terms of outcomes and in terms of the factors that contribute to it are discussed in Chapter 7. This chapter also discusses strategies for action that emerge from our analysis, in the context of the broader state and national strategic interventions already in place. This is most significant from the perspective of policy. Chapter 8 wraps up with the final conclusions.

Baseline Assessments, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2009

This report is an effort to provide a district level profile of food security in Bihar. As the country moves towards greater devolution and decentralisation, data at disaggregated levels remains a stumbling block. District level data is notoriously inadequate and this report urges that greater attention be paid to data collection and dissemination at sub-state levels. The next chapter – Chapter 2 – provides an overview of the state and places it in the context of other states in the country. In line with the current – and correct – approach that emphasises outcomes rather than inputs, Chapter 3 derives a composite index of food security outcomes and provides a brief methodological note. It draws a distinction between the Food Security Outcome Index (FSOI) that is based on outcome measures on the one hand, and the Food Security Index (FSI) that is a composite index of the factors that are critical to food security on the other hand. Chapters 4 to 6 analyse the food security situation along the dimensions of availability, access and absorption. Chapter 7 deals with the analysis of food security Index in Bihar. It includes the indentification of priority districts. Chapter 8 discusses strategies for action that emerge from our analysis, in the context of the broader state and national strategic interventions already in place. It also provides the policy initiatives that may be considered for the most food insecure districts in Bihar to improve their food insecurity. Chapter 9 wraps up the report with the final conclusions.

Baseline Assessments, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2008

This report is an effort to provide a district level profile of food security in Jharkhand. As the country moves towards greater devolution and decentralization, data at disaggregated levels remains a stumbling block. District level data is notoriously inadequate and this report urges that greater attention be paid to data collection and dissemination at sub-state levels. The next chapter – Chapter 2 – provides an overview of the state and places it in the context of other states in the country. In line with
the current – and correct – approach that emphasises outcomes rather than inputs, Chapter 3 derives a composite index of food security outcomes and provides a brief methodological note. It draws a distinction between the Food Security Outcome Index (FSOI) that is based on outcome measures on the one hand, and the Food Security Index (FSI) that is a composite index of the factors that are critical to food security on the other hand. Chapters 4 to 6 analyse the food security situation along the dimensions of availability, access and absorption. The most food insecure districts both in terms of outcomes and in terms of the factors that contribute to it are given in Chapter 7. This chapter also discusses strategies for action that emerge from our analysis, in the context of the broader state and national strategic interventions already in place. This is most significant from the perspective of policy. Chapter 8 wraps up with the final conclusions.

Baseline Assessments, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2008

This report is an effort to provide a district level profile of food security in Chhattisgarh. As the country moves towards greater devolution and decentralization, data at disaggregated levels remains a stumbling block. District level data is notoriously inadequate and this report urges that greater attention be paid to data collection and dissemination at sub-state levels. After the introduction, the next chapter – Chapter 2 – provides an overview of the state and places it in the context of other states in the
country. In line with the current – and correct – approach that emphasizes outcomes rather than inputs, Chapter 3 derives a composite index of food security outcomes and provides a brief methodological note. It draws a distinction between the Food Security Outcome Index (FSOI) that is based on outcome measures on the one hand, and the Food Security Index (FSI) that is a composite index of the factors that are critical to food security on the other hand. Chapters 4 to 6 analyze the food security situation along the dimensions of availability, access and absorption. The most food insecure districts both in terms of outcomes and in terms of the factors that contribute to it are given in Chapter 7. This chapter also discusses strategies for action that emerge from our analysis, in the context of the broader state and national strategic interventions already in place. This is most significant from the perspective of policy. Chapter 8 wraps up with the final conclusions.

Baseline Assessments, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2002

This study is organised into six chapters. This first chapter introduces the topic. The second chapter is on food availability and affordability. Food availability, physical access to food, levels of food consumption, and the public distribution system that facilitates affordability are included here. The third chapter is on livelihood access to food and discrimination in livelihood access. The fourth chapter is on food absorption and assimilation for better health and long life. This chapter covers conditions of health and hygiene. Problems of slums and sanitation are included. The fifth chapter gives the Urban Food Insecurity Map and describes the typologies. The sixth one covers the existing policies and programmes, both micro as well as macro, that are relevant to the livelihood security as well as the health and nutrition situation of the people.