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Title:Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring in Africa: A Review of Country Experiences and Lessons Learned
Author:Quinn, Victoria J.
Year:1994
Periodical:Food Policy
Volume:19
Issue:3
Period:June
Pages:234-254
Language:English
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:food policy
Health and Nutrition
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
External link:https://doi.org/10.1016/0306-9192(94)90073-6
Abstract:This paper describes the food security and nutrition monitoring systems which are being operated in countries of sub-Saharan Africa in order to identify their weaknesses and strengths. The paper looks at the evolution of such information systems as well as what purposes they serve. Operational aspects are also covered including types of data used, sources and data analysis. A major lesson learned in this review is that more effort needs to go into evaluating past efforts in food and nutrition monitoring since the impact of these systems on decisionmaking appears weak. To improve the utility of these systems for decisionmaking more attention needs to be given to defining the uses and users of food security and nutrition monitoring systems from the onset, in addition to identifying the factors within the political economy of a country which may affect the way in which decisions are made on food security and nutrition issues. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum.
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