Print out a map of the country at the district level for each of the commodities listed
above that is consumed in a specific part of the country. If the district level is not
available, then print out a map at the provincial level.
For each major staple foods draw on one of the maps the area in the country where
that food is the primary staple food for a majority of the people.
Write a brief summary about the consumption pattern in your country. The summary
should include comments about:
What is the major staple food in the country?
What other important staple foods are there in the country?
Are there any staple food that are specific (or consumed more) to a particular
part of the country? If yes, what part of the country?
What commodities that should be monitored and why?
Tips if the answers to the above questions are not easily available:
Try to identify any consumption studies that have been done for your country.
A good source to acquire these studies are universities, donors (who
sometimes fund these studies), other government ministry offices, and NGOs.
Send out a very brief (2 3 questions) questionnaire to be completed by
extension workers to ask what are the consumption patterns in their area.
Ask provincial staff (agriculture, social welfare, health, )