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Type Journal Article - Deriving Food Security Information From National Household Budget Surveys
Title Sub-national estimates of food security statistics in Lao PDR’s LECS III
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2008
URL http://chede.org/chede/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/FAO-food-security-information-from-househld-budget​-surveys.pdf#page=43
The Lao Expenditure and Consumption Survey (LECS) is the largest and most important survey that national Statistics Centre (NSC) has undertaken. LECS III (for 2002/2003) was conducted over a period of 12 months from March 2002 to February 2003 as part of a regular five-year programme. Compared with previous surveys, LECS III contained some additional modules to improve food poverty monitoring, and collected data from a sample of 8100 households nationwide, with appropriate urban, rural and provincial coverage. Data on expenditure and consumption were collected for a whole month based on daily recording of all transactions in diaries. Food data were available for more than 150 food items, and included food expenditures for purchases and own production, as well as food consumed away from home. Household food consumption from own production was also collected, and quantities and monetary values estimated. The Food Security Statistics Module (FSSM) for comprehensive food consumption analysis was applied to LECS III food consumption data to derive statistics for analysis of the food situation in the country at national and sub-national levels. This paper presents some of the statistics for national-level and different subnational population groups.

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