Months of Adequate Household Food Provisioning (MAHFP) for Measurement of Household Food Access: Indicator Guide

publication coverHousehold food access is defined as the ability to acquire a sufficient quality and quantity of food to meet all household members’ nutritional requirements for productive lives. This guide provides an approach to measuring household food provisioning as a proxy measure of household food access. Over time, the MAHFP indicator can capture changes in the household’s ability to address vulnerability in such a way as to ensure that food is available above a minimum level year round. Measuring the MAHFP has the advantage of capturing the combined effects of a range of interventions and strategies, such as improved agricultural production, storage, and interventions that increase the household’s purchasing power.

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