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Food Balance Sheets - Kenya - 2014-2018 Results

18-Jul-2019

The FBS is a national accounting/statistical framework, presenting a comprehensive picture of the pattern of a country’s food supply during a specified reference period. It is useful in tracking progress against some of the established development goals, such the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also acts as a monitoring and evaluation tool for national agricultural policies. One of the main applications of FBS is to calculate derived indicators which can be used to analyse a wide range of concepts, including hunger, malnutrition, import dependence and food self-sufficiency. Among the major outputs of the FBS is the computation of Dietary Energy Supply (DES), which is an important indicator in determining the levels of undernourishment in a given country.

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