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Quantitative methods for integrated food and nutrition security measurement – lessons to be learned!

Nov 15 2017
Nov 17 2017

To define the state of the art for quantitative measurement of food and nutrition security (F&NS) the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organise an international conference.

Researchers, academics, professionals and decision makers are invited to this interdisciplinary forum to discuss and present quantitative methods for integrated F&NS measurement.

Participants will find the opportunity for to forge partnerships for the development and promotion of improved methodologies to support evidence-based F&NS policies and decision makers.


  • Highlight new quantitative methodologies and approaches that contribute to F&NS measurements and identify the main practical challenges
  • Share innovative methods or modelling techniques in F&NS measurement
  • Explore best practices to scale up multi- and cross-sectorial F&NS collaboration and coordination at country, regional and global level.

/jrc/en/file/document/174203Final Agenda


/jrc/en/file/document/174192Keynote speakers.pdf


DAY 1. TOPIC: Food and Nutrition Security Measurements: Methods & Tools                                       

Leonard MIZZI (DG DEVCO-C1)-Keynote Speaker1. Improve F&NS measurements for better decision making.


Arif HUSAIN (WFP)-Keynote Speaker2. Policy support and F&NS measurements. A field experience.


Sessions 1 (Room 1)

LAMBED TATAH. The Effect of Refugee Influx on Nutrition Security in the Hosting Community in Cameroon: A Difference-in-Differences Approach.


ILBOUDO MAIMOUNA. Women’s behavior in the field of food insecurity in the central south region of Burkina-Faso: Bazega Province.


Oral session 2 (Room 2)

DANIEL B. SARPONG. Affordability of Nutritious Diets in Africa: Monitoring and Analysis of Market Price Data in Ghana.


SINGBO ALPHONSE. Improving Women Purchasing Power through Land-Enhancing Technologies: The Case of Bio-Reclamation of Degraded Lands in Niger


OLORUNFEMI SAMUEL O. Road Transportation Challenges to Food Security in Ikere Ekiti Local Government Area of Ekiti State, Nigeria


DAY 2. TOPIC: Food & Nutrition Security Indicators/tools & new challenges

Prof. SUNEETHA KADIYALA (LSHTM)-Keynote Speaker3. Understanding Agriculture/Food System-Nutrition Linkages. Innovations in Methods and Metrics.


Sessions 3 (Room 1)

ESTEFANIA CUSTODIO. Multilevel analysis applied to dietary diversity in Rwanda and Burundi.


JUAN FENG. Malnutrition Gap as a New Measure of Child Malnutrition: A Global Application.


LAURA ADUBRA. The ‘Minimum Dietary Diversity for Women’ (MDD-W) indicator is related to household food insecurity and farm.


Session 4 (Room 2)

ELLIOT VHURUMUKU. Technical Guidance for the Joint Approach to Nutrition and Food Security Assessment (JANFSA)


MOUSUMI DAS. A new approach to measuring Indian Diet Diversity: Healthy Eating Index.


OLEG BILUKHA. Poor concordance between the estimates of wasting measured by weight for height and by mid-upper arm circumference


ALAN DE BRAUW (IFPRI)-Keynote Speaker4. Migration and Development. Implications for Rural Areas.


Oral session 5 (Room 1)

DJEINAM TOURE. Towards a Compendium of Methods and Metrics to Measure the Market Level Food Environment: a Conceptual Framework.


THARCISSE NKUNZIMANA. A Multidimensional Food and Nutrition Security Measurement: Evidence from a Household Survey in Rwanda.


Oral session 6 (Room 2)

NSIKAK-ABASI A. Modelling the Impact of Urbanization on Households’ Food and Nutrition Security Status in Niger. Delta Region of Nigeria.


PASCAL TILLIE. Modelling the ex-ante policy impacts on Food and Nutrition Security indicators: the case of small irrigation programme in Niger.


SIMON W. MBURU. Unlocking the potential of agrobiodiversity conservation for food security and mitigating the effects of climate change.


Oral session 7 (Room 1)

KIROSS TEFERA ABEBE. Harmonized food security and nutrition assessment in emergency situation. a case of South Sudan.


SEBASTIEN MARY. Does Agricultural And Food Aid Reduce Child Stunting?


Oral session 8 (Room 2)

AHMADOU LY. Households’ resilience to food insecurity in Senegal: Climate shocks vs Non-climate shocks effects.


BEATRIZ M. HIDALGO. Food Security and Income Shocks: The role of social conflict and ethnic cleavage in Africa.


CORNELIA F.A. Mapping urban food security in West Africa.


DAY 3. TOPIC: Data collection, new taughts and tools: TIC and Remote Sensing

Prof. Luc D’HAESE (VECTOR-FS)-Keynote Speaker5. Digitally-Enabled Food Security and livelihood research system.


Oral session 9 (Room 1)

KUSUM HACHHETHU. Feasibility and Accuracy of using Innovative Mobile Methodology to collect Nutrition data remotely.


SOGNIGBE N’DANIKOU. Exploring linkages between livelihood assets and smallholders’ food security in rural Mali, West Africa.


SIMON RENK. Can Social Network Analysis Inform African Development Policies? An Application To Food Security, Market Analysis And Gender.


Oral session 10 (Room 2)

JEREMIE GROSS. Buy As You Need: Nutrition and Food Storage Imperfections.


MOHAMMADOU NOUROU. Food System metrics off resilient nutrition security in Africa.


VONGAI G.MURUGANI. Identifying the essential components of a proposed food and nutrition security tool: Lessons learnt from existing metrics.


Oral session 11 (Room 1)

JACKSON MACKAY. Utilizing GIS data to assess spatial determinants of dietary diversity: Evidence from Malawi during the El Niño Crisis.


MICHELE MERONI. Remotely sensed information for food security early warning and project impact monitoring.


ZEWDIE A. ALEMU. Spatial epidemiology of child undernutrition in Ethiopia: Evidences from EDHS 2011 data using the application of GIS .


Oral session 12 (Room 2)

AJALA O.N Enhancing Food Security Measurement through Improved Cassava Varieties, Resilient to Climate Change in Nigeria using GIS.


CHEN YANG. Ontology for food and nutrition: a solution for multiple level measurement, data integration and analysis.


LUCIE G. MAINA. Interactive Spatial Database for key Nutrition and Food Security Parts of Kenya.



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