Food Security (SEFSEC)

Welcome to the Palestinian Food Security Data Dashboard

We, in partnership with the WFP, FAO, and the FSS, have established this dashboard that includes data on all food security indicators as well as other relevant socioeconomic indicators to help visualize the state of food security in Palestine. 

The SEFSec methodology uses a three-pillar approach to reflect the multi-dimensional drivers of food insecurity in Palestine, including poverty (based on household ownership of assets), food deprivation (Food Consumption Score (FCS) to capture dietary quality and the Household Food Insecurity Access Scale (HFIAS) to capture food consumption quantity), and resilience (to capture household’s capacity to adapt and transform in the face of shocks or stressors relying on assets, income-generating activities, basic services, and social safety nets). The three components – poverty, food consumption, and resilience – are combined to assess households in four categories as shown in the table below.
The resulting food security groups are defined as:



Severely food insecure

Households with a severe or significant consumption gap that they cannot counter through economic means or coping mechanisms. 


Moderately food insecure

Households that face issues with either the quantity or quality of food consumed, which they cannot address due to their limited financial means or without employing irreversible coping options.


Marginally food secure

Households that risk not being able to maintain sufficient food consumption, and households that have adequate financial means but did not adapt their diet to an acceptable level.


Food secure

Households that have sufficient food consumption which they will be able to maintain without the use of coping strategies while meeting their essential food and non-food needs.


Socio-Economic & Food Security Survey 2020 Report - SEFSEC