31 March 2012
WFP conducted Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) March 2012 to assess current household food security as well as support decision making on food security assistance programmes. Prior to this EFSA and since 2010, WFP carried out three nationwide EFSAs in the Kyrgyz Republic to evaluate the impacts of the April-June 2010 civil unrest, other shocks such as high food and fuel prices, and the effects of the 2008 global financial crisis.
31 March 2011
This follow-up Emergency Food Security Assessment was undertaken to provide updated information on household food security to:
- capture changes in the food security situation and coping mechanisms used by households compared to last summer, reflecting (i) the post-harvest and winter time period, (ii) increased food prices, and (iii) the lagging effects of the June violence on the economy and livelihoods;
- inform the design of a 2-year Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) to address the immediate and recovery food assistance requirements of households affected by these shocks;
- update the baseline for the set up of a sentinel-based Food Security Monitoring System8 (FSMS) complementary to the government KIHS.
31 August 2010
This rapid assessment measures the overall food security situation using food access and availability indicators.
31 July 2010
The survey was conducted to evaluate the main constraints of small-scale bakers to resume their baking and sale activities at their pre-June levels, and opportunities for support.
Data were collected from 55 small-scale bakers in these cities. Results indicate that decreased consumer demand stemming from household displacement and decreased income, is the main reason for depressed or cessation of activity. Some bakers also face problems with procuring wheat flour due to the closure or destruction of some mills and markets. As a result, their wheat flour stocks have shrunk. While their expenditures have decreased on a par with the reduced activity, many are indebted and will have difficulties to reimburse their debt as the prices of coal (main cooking fuel), wheat flour and oil have increased.
31 July 2010
The goal of the rapid Emergency Food Security Assessment was to evaluate the food security situation and livelihoods of households in violence-affected areas of Osh and Jalalabad oblasts, and estimate the needs for food assistance (in-kind or non-food).
30 April 2010
Analysis of the food security situation in Kyrgyzstan based on a re-analysis data from the Kyrgyz Integrated Household Survey (KIHS). The report analyzes the KIHS data through the third quarter of 2009 and is the third of such reports prepared by WFP.
The report provides a very robust and detailed insight into food insecurity in the Kyrgyz context. It is a useful baseline on food insecurity which can be used to design and implement food security interventions and monitoring systems.
31 March 2009
The re-analysis of Kyrgyz Integrated Household Survey (KIHS) data for the first three quarters of 2008 did not indicate a degradation of the overall food security situation compared to the results of 2006, 2007 and first quarter of 2008.
30 November 2008
The Rapid Food Security Assessment in the periphery of Bishkek, capital city of the Kyrgyz Republic, combined interviews with 105 households randomly selected in 8 of the most deprived neighbourhoods of the periphery, 15 Key Informants and 10 Focus Group discussions. Data were collected on household size, characteristics of the head of household, housing and access to utilities, main income
and food sources, expenditures, debts and assets, migration, coping strategies and assistance received.
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