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The IPC Chronic Food Insecurity Classification

IPC Brief N.6

After many years of use in crisis situations, the IPC Acute Food Insecurity Phase Classification scale is now being complemented with a new IPC scale that measures chronic food insecurity in non-crisis and development contexts.

IPC countries communicated that they needed not only tools for acute and transitory food insecurity, but better information and measurements on the extent and severity of country chronic food insecurity to be able to more effectively develop medium and long-term programmes and policies and meet the global food security challenge of ending hunger.

The IPC Global Steering Committee, with global partners and stakeholders, concluded that the IPC would be the right platform for the initiative, and initial plans for the development process of the IPC Chronic Food Insecurity Phase Classification were made in 2010.


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