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Jun 1st, 2020

GIEWS Food Outlook Report, June 2020

Food markets will face many more months of uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, while most markets are braced for a major global economic downturn, the agri-food sector is likely to display more resilience to the crisis than other sectors.
May 8th, 2020

Report: Webinar on Near-Real-Time Monitoring of Food Crisis Risk Factors: State of Knowledge and Future Prospects

This webinar focused on benchmarking progress in near-real-time monitoring by highlighting existing
efforts and discussing future prospects of this area of work. Arif Husain (WFP), Laura Glaeser (FEWS
NET), and Mario Zappacosta (FAO Global Information and Early Warning System – GIEWS) shared their
respective institutions’ work on near-real-time monitoring. Daniel Maxwell (Tufts University), Chris
Barrett (Cornell University), Kathy Baylis (University of Illinois), and David Laborde (IFPRI) provided a
research perspective, sharing some recent efforts on using near-real-time monitoring to improve the
ability to assess and predict food crisis risk. The webinar clarified the role of near real-time monitoring in
existing early warning systems, highlighted several existing monitoring platforms and tools, and shared
some of the latest research in improving the use of real-time monitoring for food crisis assessment and
Apr 21st, 2020

Global Report on Food Crises 2020

At 135 million, the number of people in Crisis or worse (IPC/CH Phase 3 or above) in 2019 was the highest in the four years of the GRFC’s existence.
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.