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Technical Guidelines - HIV/AIDs Analysis: Integrating HIV/AIDS in Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis

Guidance on how to include issues related to HIV/AIDS in the food security and vulnerability analyses conducted by WFP.

The Coping Strategies Index: Field Methods Manual 2nd Edition, January 2008

Measuring food insecurity is a costly and complicated exercise. In highly food insecure countries operational agencies need regular measurements for monitoring changes and for assessing the impact of...

Market Analysis Tool: Market Integration

A market analysis tool used to look at the degrees of integration of markets, and how this can affect food availability and food price stability.

Market Analysis Tool: Terms of Trade

A market analysis tool used to examine how terms of trade provide information on the variation of the purchasing power of households and thus contributes to the identification of appropriate crisis-...

Market Analysis Tool: Shock Scenarios

A market analysis tool used to run scenarios which can help anticipate the effect of a market shock on the food security of different livelihood groups.

Market Analysis Tool: Price and Income Elasticities

A market anlysis tool used to examine how food consumption is affected by market elasticities, and how these measure how quantities demanded will adjust in response to a price or income change, or...

Market Analysis Tool: Import Parity Price

A market analysis tool used to help in understanding whether or not a national market is integrated into regional or world markets.

Emergency Food Security Assessment Handbook - Communication Brief

Brief presenting the first edition of the Emergency Food Security Assessment Hanndbook (2005).

Emergency Food Security Analysis (EFSA) Handbook - first edition, 2005 - in English, French & Spanish

This is the first edition of the EFSA Handbook, released in 2005. It is meant as a companion handbook to the second edition (2009). The complete Handbook is downloadable in two parts, and is offered...

Gender - Thematic Guidelines: Integrating a Gender Perspective into Vulnerability Analysis, March 2005

Read up on these practical recommendations on how to better collect and report on gender in your next food security assessment.  This 2005 guide focuses on providing practical recommendations on...