Topic outline

  • This course focuses on SDG Indicator 2.1.1, which is one of two indicators that focus on food insecurity. The PoU is an estimate of the proportion of the population facing serious food deprivation, and is derived from official national level information on food supply and consumption, and energy needs. This course has been developed to support countries in analysis and reporting for Indicator 2.1.1.

    • System Requirements

      The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of Chrome and Safari. In order to access this course on Internet Explorer or Firefox, you must install and enable Adobe Flash player.

      The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed.

      • Audience

        The target audience of this course includes:

        • Policy makers or advisors
        • Directors and senior staff of national statistical office
        • Statisticians of national statistical offices
        • FAO regional statisticians

        • You will learn about

          The course consists of 5 lessons, ranging from approximately 25 to 60 minutes duration each:

          • Lesson 1 Introduction to the Prevalence of Undernourishment
          • Lesson 2 The PoU methodology: Key concepts
          • Lesson 3 The PoU methodology: Parameters
          • Lesson 4 Deriving the distribution of habitual dietary energy consumption
          • Lesson 5 Reporting on the Prevalence of Undernourishment

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