|Country profiles||Ariane Curdy||03.10.97|
|Country profiles -Reply||Rita Bhatia||03.10.97|
|Country profiles -Reply||Arnold Timmer||07.10.97|
|RE: Country profiles||Florence Egal||08.10.97|
|Re: country profiles||Cassie Knight||17.10.97|
|Country profiles - reply||Patricia Haggery||17.10.97|
|RE: Country profiles -Reply||Simon Chevassus||16.10.97|
From: "Ariane Curdy"<acurdyaticrc.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Oct 1997 09:04:22 +0100
Subject: Country profiles
We are - better late than never - in process of setting up a "country profile" data base (mainly agro, nutrition, economy). I am sure that some of you are more experienced in this matter than us.
Infos we are looking for:
Many thanks in advance. Keep smiling.
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 1997 09:24:30 +0200
From: Rita Bhatia <BHATIAatunhcr.ch>
Subject: Country profiles -Reply
During the ICN conference in 1992 in Rome, I had picked up a software package produced by FAO . It was quite comprehensive . I cannot recall the tiltle . You may write to FAO Nutrition Div to find out more details.
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 1997 17:34:54 +0200
From: Arnold Timmer <TIMMERatunhcr.ch>
Subject: Country profiles -Reply
The UN is working on databases: FAO has one on food security and nutrition (accessible on the Web), WHO has several and UNHCR is setting up one. The Worldbank has taken an initiative to link different databases and is working on it in a consultation group on developing a database for Africa to start with. This is done under the coordination of ACC/SCN. It is meant to make good quality data better accessible and to avoid duplication.
The process has started recently and we are far from the final stage. However there are some agencies that have (FAO) or will soon have (WHO) a country based databank available on the Internet. I will not speak on behalf of them but want to let yo know of this initiative.
Also I know that SCF UK is doing risk mapping, computerized, in Sudan, which looked quite professional and combining info on food security, agriculture and nutriton. WFP has vulnerability mapping as well. You will have to contact these agencies however to find out about the details.
Arnold Timmer, PTSS UNHCR
tel: +41-22-7397681, fax:+41-22-7397366
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 1997 12:09:00 +0200
From: "Egal, Florence (ESNP)" <Florence.Egalatfao.org>
Subject: RE: Country profiles
Please note that the Food and Nutrition Division in FAO has been preparing country nutrition profiles (around 100) for the last ten years and is presently revising several of them. By copy of this e-mail, I suggested that further information be provided to you by the staff responsible.
I trust this information can be useful to you.
Good luck for your work...
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 13:47:14 +0000 (GMT)
From: Cassie Knight 01715427015 <cassie.knightatreuters.com>
Subject: Re: Country profiles
Regarding your request for country profiles, the Reuter Foundation has recently launched a website called AlertNet. URL alertnet.org, it has a public zone and a private zone. The latter is open only to emergency relief NGOs. It provides them with rolling Reuters news, a reference section with country profiles and a confidential communications area. If you are part of such an aid agency, we may be able to offer you access to this area. If not, please get in touch, as we may be interested in enhancing our existing country profiles, made up specifically for aid agencies, and kept up to date by a Foundation consultant, with nutritional and agricultural information.
From: Patricia Haggery haggertyatmacroint.com
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 12:58:36 -0400
Subject: Country profiles - reply
The Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) Program which has been
assisting developing countries to implement national surveys on
population, health and nutrition, has a website where you can obtain
information on DHS surveys in over 70 countries. One feature of the
site allows you to obtain data sets.
At DHS we have also produced in depth nutrition materials (chartbooks,
country nutrition reports) on sub-Saharan African countries based on
surveys in those countries. We are in the process of putting all of
our chartbooks on the website... currently only some of them are
there. If you would like more information than is available through
the web page (website address: http://www.macroint.com/dhs/), please
Patricia Haggery, DHS
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 18:09:24 +0000
From: "Chevassus, Simon (ESNA)" <Simon.Chevassusatfao.org>
Subject: RE: Country profiles -Reply
FAO has prepared nutrition country profiles for a long time and is now preparing a new format. Associated to these profiles is under construction a computerized data bank, NUTRIDAT. NUTRIDAT contains country data on food consumption and nutritional status of population (anthropometry of children and adults, micronutrient deficiencies). NCP and NUTRIDAT will be available at a later stage in the FAOSTAT domain of WAICENT.
Please find enclosed the list of nutrition country profiles available. At the end of this year 20 NCP will be available in the new format.
We are interested in exchanging ideas and even data on the above issues.