Publications
Emergency Assessments, Food Security Analysis
24 January 2013

The assessment was designed to capture dynamics at community (rather than household) level. As such, the primary tools utilized were focus group discussions (one per village) and key informant interviews. In addition, enumerator observations as well as transect walks were also utilized. This allowed enumerators to assess village resources (lands, water sources, etc), general infrastructure (public service buildings, roads, etc) as well as gather overall impressions on the situation facing most households.

Emergency Assessments, Food Security Analysis
31 July 2012

The objective of this assessment was to indicate the extent of the food insecurity of the chilli farmers in the southern Pekon and to update WFP on the current situation of the former poppy growing areas (Pekon and Pinlaung).

Emergency Assessments, Food Security Analysis
31 March 2012

The objective of this assessment was to explore the extent and magnitude of crop failures and to determine to what degree they have impacted the current and near-term food security situation. Designed as a rapid assessment, each partner agreed to assess approximately 20 villages in their project townships. Villages were selected by the following criteria:

  • geographic coverage
  • feasibility of access
Emergency Assessments, Food Security Analysis
20 March 2012

The objective of this assessment was to explore the extent to which household food security status has been impacted by Government poppy eradication efforts.
Designed as a rapid assessment, WFP assessed the 10 villages identified as most affected by the Government. Thus, findings apply only to the 10 villages assessed and cannot be generalized to other communities in Pekon and Pinlaung townships. In each village, one key informant interview was conducted as were 20 household interviews.

Emergency Assessments, Food Security Analysis
28 February 2011

In December 2010/January 2011, WFP and FAO – together with their partners – carried out a livelihood and food security assessment. The purpose of the assessment was to identify the extent of damage and quantify the impact on the food security and livelihood of the population affected by cyclone Giri. The results of the survey will assist in identifying and quantifying the post emergency recovery interventions for the affected population. The assessment covered 680 households in 55 villages.

Emergency Assessments, Food Security Analysis
28 February 2011

The assessment is a follow-up to the Food Security and Nutrition Assessment conducted in Northern Rakhine State in September 2009 with the following objectives:

  • Estimate current food insecurity in Northern Rakhine State and understand major drivers of food insecurity
  • Analyse trends and assess the impact of the June/July floods on households’ food security and vulnerability status
  • Provide recommendations to design appropriate responses to improve food security in Northern Rakhine State
Emergency Assessments, Food Security Analysis
28 February 2011

The assessment is a follow-up to the Food Security Assessment conducted in the Magway Division in November/December 2009 with the following objectives:

  • Monitor trends in food insecurity and assess acute malnutrition in the Dry Zone
  • Assess the impact of recent rainfall shortages on households’ ability to produce and access food
  • Provide recommendations to fine-tune and adjust responses to improve food security
Emergency Assessments, Food Security Analysis
31 August 2010

The findings of this survey underline the findings noted in the joint WFP-UNDP Rapid Assessment of the Potential Impact of Delayed Rains on Harvests carried out in the first week of June.

Emergency Assessments, Food Security Analysis
30 June 2010

This report measures the overall food security situation using food access and availability indicators.

Emergency Assessments, Food Security Analysis
30 June 2010

In light of reports from the field about the potential severe impact of the present delay in rains on harvest which in turn would reduce food availability and increase food insecurity, WFP and UNDP decided to conduct a rapid assessment.