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Benin Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis 2008


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Analyse Globale de la Vulnérabilité, de la Sécurité Alimentaire et de la Nutrition (AGVSAN)
Benin (BEN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
11/2008 - 12/2008
Data type
  • Household
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The Global Analysis of Vulnerability, Food Security, and Nutrition Survey was conducted following flooding in 2007 that affected the agriculture-based economy of Benin. Data was collected on household food security, the underlying causes of food and nutritional insecurity, and the nutritional status of women and children.

Questionnaires were administered to 4,176 households, and anthropometric measurements were taken for children ages 6-59 months and women ages 15-49 years. A second questionnaire was used for community groups of at least seven participants.