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Rating of Food Security

Rating of food security is an indicator that is obtained using a participatory approach to examine farmer perceptions on the ability of the crop to provide enough food during the year.

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This measure involves farmers rating the new technology compared to the conventional on its ability to provide enough food for consumption. Farmers may be asked, for example, if they prefer a new technology to a conventional one; which of two crops may provide more food for the household; and how they would rate the new technology in alleviating food insecurity (providing enough food throughout the year). The ratings are scaled as 1 for poor, 2 for intermediate, and 3for good. These ratings can be used to scale up across groups to assess the potential of the technology.

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