Resources

Mar 16th, 2020

Climate Change Best Practices

This best practice document provides some specific recommendations for best practices for climate change adaptation and mitigation for agriculture in developing countries, based on recent research.
Mar 1st, 2020

GIEW Crop Prospects and Food Situation - No 1 on March 2020

FAO assesses that globally 44 countries, of which 34 are in Africa, continue to be in need of external assistance for food. Agricultural droughts have aggravated food insecurity conditions, due to reduced harvests that also caused price hikes. Conflict driven crises continued to be the primary cause of the high levels of severe food insecurity.
Jan 1st, 2020

Yemen: Acute Malnutrition January - July 2020 and Projection for August - December 2020

Over half a million cases of children aged 0 to 59 months, and more than a quarter of a million cases of pregnant and lactating women, are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition during the course of 2020. Out of the 19 zones included in the IPC Acute Malnutrition (IPC AMN) analysis, two zones are classified in Critical (IPC AMN Phase 4), eight in Serious (IPC AMN Phase 3) and the remaining zones in Alert (IPC AMN Phase 2) during the current period of January July 2020. The situation is expected to deteriorate further during the projection period of August – December 2020. A total of seven zones will likely move into a higher Phase, with 15 of the 19 zones in IPC AMN Phase 3 or IPC AMN Phase 4.
Nov 1st, 2019

GIEWS Food Outlook Report, November 2019

From a global perspective, food commodity markets in 2019/20 should continue to be generally well supplied, with international prices remaining below their recent peaks. However, a fast changing trade environment along with the outbreaks of important animal and plant diseases could pose challenges for global market stability.
Oct 16th, 2019

Global Report on Food Crises 2019

More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced acute hunger requiring urgent food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) in 2018.
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.
Apr 1st, 2009

Adjusting Prices for Inflation

How do we calculate “real” prices, adjusting for inflation? This resource shows how use monthly price data of a commodity and a monthly consumer price index (CPI) to adjust prices for inflation. The result is a set of real prices that show the trends in the commodity price after removing the effect of general inflation.