Mar 1st, 2019
Early Warning Early Action Systems
Existing food security and agricultural early warning systems include FAO’s Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS), USAID’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET), the MARS Crop Yield Forecasting System (MCYFS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS), which monitors commodity prices, food security, and trade, the World Food Programme Seasonal Monitor, and FAO’s Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) system, among others. These systems provide regular updates of food prices, food production and supply levels, harvest forecasts, weather forecasts, and food assistance needs, as well as targeted alerts regarding ongoing or anticipated food security crises at national and regional levels.
Oct 17th, 2018
Global Report on Food Crises 2018
In 2017, almost 124 million people across 51 countries and territories faced Crisis levels of acute food insecurity or worse and required urgent humanitarian action.
Mar 29th, 2018
ICTs for Agriculture
This best practice document provides some specific recommendations for best practices for ICT use in developing country agriculture, based on relevant recent research.
Mar 31st, 2017
Global Report on Food Crises 2017
The report provides food security population estimates for countries selected on the basis of the degree of risk of facing acute food crises in 2016 and beyond. In addition, a detailed food security analysis is presented for those countries and/or population groups facing high severity and magnitude of acute food insecurity based on IPC/CH classification.