8.4  Indicators of household food insecurity

Food insecurity can be measured using two direct indicators:

  • Use of coping strategies
  • Dietary diversity score.

Indirect indicators can also give clues to the presence of household food insecurity. These include measuring the percentage of children under five years old who are malnourished and other early warning signs of vulnerability such as low rainfall or the presence of other disasters.

8.3  Causes of household food insecurity

8.4.1  Use of coping strategies as indictors of food insecurity