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République du Bénin - Analyse Globale de la Vulnérabilité et de la Sécurité Alimentaire, Janvier 2014

Data were collected for the Benin Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) in February and March 2013.  The analysis was based on two surveys – a household-level survey of 15,000 households and a key informants survey of 750 villages.  Results are reliable at national, department and commune levels and they are indicative of the situation in the pre-lean season period.  Nationally, 1,1 million people were found to be food insecure (representing 11% of all households).  A third of households (34%) were classified as being marginally food secure.  The departments of Couffo, Mono, and Atacora had the highest prevalence of food insecurity (more than 25% each).  Within departments, food insecurity was found to be unevenly spread; indeed, in some specific communes more than 40% of households were classified as food insecure.