Food Crisis Risks
This section presents information-and decision-support tools to strengthen the ability of policymakers, food policy experts, and researchers to respond quickly to dynamic developments in the world food system. The latest research findings on policy responses to food crises, policy tools to assess impact, and knowledge about key concepts related to food security for strengthening capacity of decision-makers can be accessed in this section.
The objective is to make available well-defined sets of information and analysis that governments can employ to manage global food crises and other future challenges in their respective countries. A strong national capacity to respond effectively and adequately to food policy challenges ultimately translates to poverty reduction, agricultural growth, and economic development.
The Early Warning Hub brings together information from across Early Warning Systems in one place. Early Warning Systems (EWS) alert to the presence of food crises and related drivers, informing decision makers and saving lives.
The control panel for real-time monitoring of risk factors is an innovative tool that brings together information on various drivers of food crises, including conflict and climate-related shocks.
The Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System is a tool of the Food Security Portal that identifies periods of excessive price variability (i.e. price variability that exceeds a pre-established threshold), and it is updated on a daily basis to identify days that are within periods of high, moderate, and low price variability.