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Food Aid Information System

Metadata

Three datasets are needed for the calculation of the indicators:

 

- INTERFAIS Data on food aid deliveries in metric tons 

- Food Composition Table

- Nutritional requirements

 

 


INTERFAIS data


Data on food aid deliveries in metric tons are from the database of the International Food Aid Information System (INTERFAIS). This database is updated on a continuing basis, and makes data available since 1988.
Detailed data from the INTERFAIS database are available through the Quantity Reporting area of FAIS. Read more.

 


The Food Composition Table


The Food Composition Table collects nutritional data  (on Energy, Fat, Protein, Iodine, Iron, Niacine, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Vitamin A,  Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C and Zinc) for all the commodities of the INTERFAIS database. Read more.


The food composition data sources are: 

NutVal (WFP)

United States Department of Agriculture

Food Composition Database for Epidemiological Studies in Italy (BDA)

Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca per gli Alimenti e la Nutrizione (INRAN)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


  

Download the Food Composition Table.


 

The Nutritional Requirements Table


The Nutritional Requirements Table provides data on the nutritional requirements (for Energy, Fat, Protein, Iodine, Iron, Niacine, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Vitamin A,  Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C and Zinc)  of an average individual representative of the population in a developing country. Read more.

 

Download the Nutritional Requirements Table.