Mainstreaming Climate Sensitive Indicators into an Existing Food Monitoring System

Authors: Ajaya Dixit; Yogendra Subedi; Tyler McMahonMarcus Moench

This report encapsulates findings of a year long study that proposes mainstreaming climate sensitive food security indicators into NeKSAP. The collaborative study among ISET-Nepal, ISET-International and WFP-Nepal received support from Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). The study used series of consultations with WFP-Nepal functionaries to review indicators obtained from global literature and NeKSAP. The team analysed NeKSAP and proposed 28 indicators to assess vulnerabilities to climate change. The 28 indicators are to be used with Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) and administered at the household level. In addition, the study has proposed 15 district level indicators. The set of 28 indicators were pre-tested, administered and the data obtained analysed for ranking vulnerability. The proposed indicators were called Climate-Sensitive Food Security Indicators (CLIFSI). 


Dixit, A., Subedi, Y., McMahon, T., & Moench, M. (2013). Mainstreaming climate sensitive indicators into an existing food monitoring system: Climate change and food security in Nepal. Kathmandu: Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-Nepal.

Funded By: 

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)


This document is an output from a project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Netherlands Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) for the benefit of developing countries. However, the views expressed and information contained in it are not necessarily those of or endorsed by DFID, DGIS or  the entities managing the delivery of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, which can accept no responsibility or liability for such views, completeness or accuracy of the information or for any reliance placed on them.


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