Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Website LaunchedNews detail:
The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) is a tool that aims at providing a “common currency” for classifying food security. Using a common scale, which is comparable across countries, will make it easier for donors, agencies and governments to identify priorities for intervention before they become catastrophic. A pilot IPC exercise in Cambodia took place in early 2007 ( see: http://www.foodsecurity.gov.kh/News_Events_Ann.aspx?IdNews=416&chk=News).
A new website has been set up by the UN agencies and international NGOs supporting the IPC: www.ipcinfo.org. It contains the food security classifications and IPC maps for many countries, information about training workshops, publications and news articles, updates to the IPC technical manual, and much more. In the near future, an e-learning course and related training materials will also be available.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)Contributor name:
Denise MelvinContributor e-mail: