How to interpret the Risk Levels?
An overall risk level is calculated for each of the eight categories, indicating whether a broader topic, such as labour rights, is of concern or alarming at national level. The local food security situation and context, in the audit region, however, might differ from NaFSA results that refer to the national level as local data are often not available, not accessible or out of date. The average national context may be less serious than at the audited production site; especially issues like undernourishment and hunger, poverty, water availability or disaster risks could be locally alarming but do not appear nationally as a major concern.
Categories with increased and high risk levels require special attention to the identified issues at the audit. To help the auditor to cross-check the situation at the production site and area of influence, the Excel-version of the NaFSA tool provides a list of potential questions to be asked and discussed with different stakeholders.
The result “High Risk” means that at national level there is a substantial threat to national food security and the Right to Food.”
The result “Increased Risk” means that there is an enhanced likelihood of threats to food security and the Right to Food.
The result “Moderate Risk” means no acute risk, but nevertheless a likelihood of threats to food security and the Right to Food.
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Citation: Voigt, Holm; Beuchelt, Tina; Schneider, Rafaël; Gamba, Liliana: Food Security Standard (FSS) National Food Security Assessment (NaFSA) tool 1.1. Food Security Standard (FSS), 2020.
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