Food access

Modified on 2015/05/22 14:03 by Sean Zheng — Categorized as: Chapter 2 - Food security

Table II.16

From gender issues to gender statistics on food access: illustrative examples


Policy-relevant questions Data needed Sources of data
Do female-headed households have similar levels of food consumption as male-headed households? Food quantities consumed/acquired per adult equivalent by sex of the head of household and detailed type of household.

Insufficient food supply and intake and anxiety about food, as reported by the household, by sex of the head of household and detailed type of household.
Household income and expenditure surveys /household budget surveys.

Living standards surveys.

Food and nutrition security surveys.

Thematic agricultural surveys.
Do female-headed households have the same quality diet as male-headed households?

Type of food groups consumed during a specified period and their frequency/quantity by sex of the head of household and detailed type of household.

Insufficient quality, as reported by the household, by sex of the head of household and detailed type of household.
Household income and expenditure surveys / household budget surveys.

Living standards surveys.

Food and nutrition security surveys.

Thematic agricultural surveys.
Do female-headed households invest more in food and the nutrition of family members than male-headed households? Food expenditure and total expenditure per adult equivalent by sex of the head of household and detailed type of household. Household income and expenditure surveys / household budget surveys.

Living standards surveys.
Do female-headed households and male-headed households implement different types of coping strategies in order to maintain acceptable food consumption levels? Changes in eating patterns due to food shortage and steps to alleviate food shortage by sex of the head of household and detailed type of household. Food and nutrition security surveys.

Living standards surveys.

Thematic agricultural surveys.
Are female-headed households exposed to changes in food access as often as male-headed households? Are female-headed households more affected by major shocks, including natural disasters, than male-headed households? Insufficient food supply, intake and quality and anxiety about food, as reported by the household, over the months of a year, by sex of the head of household, detailed type of household and reasons for food shortage.

Food quantities consumed/acquired per adult equivalent and number of times specific food groups are consumed by sex of the head of household and detailed type of household, before and after major shocks.
Food and nutrition security surveys.

Living standards surveys and other multipurpose surveys.

Thematic agricultural surveys.

Panel surveys, surveys conducted regularly at short intervals, and surveys conducted before and after major shocks.