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South Africa Hosts the Southern Africa Regional Demonstration Workshop

By World Food Programme (WFP)
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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will hold a five day workshop from 28 September to 02 October 2015 at the Birchwood Hotel, in Johannesburg, aimed at reinforcing the capacity of countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to generate food security statistics by applying updated methodologies to national household and individual surveys.

Food Security Information Systems are crucial to formulate policies and programmes that improve food security actions targeted to the most food insecure. Country-specific priorities can succeed only if based upon comprehensive, improved and regularly updated data and a sound statistical analysis.

The main objective of the Regional Demonstration Workshop is to expose participants from National Statistical Offices, statisticians from Universities, as well as from Regional Economic Communities, to the FAO standards, methods and tools to derive food security statistics at the household and individual level, by analyzing food consumption and/or acquisition data, and experience-based food security scale data.

Southern Africa Regional Demonstration Workshop

WHO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

WHAT:five day workshop — aimed at reinforcing the capacity of countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to generate food security statistics by applying updated methodologies to national household and individual surveys”

WHEN: Monday 28 September — 02 October 2015 08:00 to 17:00

WHERE: Birchwood Hotel, in Johannesburg