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Technical Guidance Sheet No.8 - Introduction to Qualitative Data and Methods for Collection and Analysis in Food Security Assessments

General introductory guidance into the nature of qualitative data - ie. any data that is not numerical in nature and is difficult or impossible to quantify (eg. data portraying attitudes, perceptions...

Technical Guidance Sheet No.6 - Initial Emergency Food Security Assessments

Guidance on carrying out initial EFSAs, typically undertaken very quickly immediately after a shock, or when access to a previously inaccessible area is suddenly granted. An initial EFSA provides...

Technical Guidance Sheet No.5 - Distinguishing between Chronic and Transitory Food Insecurity in Emergency Food Security Assessments

Guidance on how to distinguish between chronic and transitory food insecurity which lead to: interventions that address underlying and basic causes of food insecurity lasting for several years; or to...

Technical Guidance Sheet No.4 - Trigger Criteria for an Emergency Food Security Assessment in Slow-Onset Crises

Guidance on how to identify, monitor and interpret the indicators and thresholds that should trigger an EFSA in slow-onset crises, focusing on factors that indicate when an EFSA is necessary in...

Technical Guidance Sheet No.3 - Analysing Food Aid Dependency and Disincentive Effects in EFSA

Guidance on how to identify, monitor and interpret the indicators and thresholds that should trigger an EFSA in slow-onset crises, focusing on factors that indicate when an EFSA is necessary in...

Technical Guidance Sheet No.2 - Integrating Non-Food Responses to Food Insecurity into Emergency Food Security Assessments

Guidance on how to identify non-food responses to food insecurity during EFSAs, including an assessment framework and identifying which data to collect and analyse when considering possible non-food...

Technical Guidance Sheet No.11 - Using the T-Square Sampling Method to Estimate Population Size, Demographics and other Characteristics in Emergency Food Security Assessments

Guidance describing the T-square (T2) sampling method and instructions on when and how to use the method in an EFSA. The T2 method can estimate the population size of people with certain...

FAO/WFP Joint Guidelines for Crop and Food Security Assessment Missions (CFSAMs), 2009

Guidelines on joint FAO/WFP missions conducted at the request of governments to validate the crop and food security situation estimates, while crops are still in the fields. The missions analyse the...

Emergency Food Security Assessment Handbook (EFSA) - Second Edition, 2009

This Handbook is intended for use when an Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) is conducted in emergency situations or protracted crises, whether due to sudden natural disasters, disease,...

Comprehensive Food Security & Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) Guidelines - First Edition, 2009

The Comprehensive Food Security & Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) is a unique tool designed to understand and describe the profiles of food-insecure and vulnerable households, identify the root...