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.

Here you can find the latest information on current food crises through the Global Report on Food Crises, information from across Early Warning Systems, a control panel for real-time monitoring of food crisis risk factors, and the Excessive Food Price Variability tool where you can track daily updates in food price volatility.

Global Report on Food Crises

GRFC 2021

Click here to access the Global Report on Food Crises page in the Food Security Portal. 

The 2021 Global Report on Food Crises (GRFC 2021) highlights the remarkably high severity and numbers of people in Crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) or equivalent in 55 countries/territories, driven by persistent conflict, pre-existing and COVID-19-related economic shocks, and weather extremes. The number identified in the 2021 edition is the highest in the report’s five-year existence.

To download the report:
FSIN and Global Network Against Food Crises. 2021. Global Report on Food Crises 2021. Rome.

Early Warning Hub

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.

Control Panel for Risk Monitoring

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.

Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System

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.