Monitoring Food Security

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Monitoring Food Security

Mario Zappacosta, FAO/GIEWS

3
rd

CRAM Workshop
, Nairobi, September
26, 2011

FAO Global Information and
Early Warning System


It was established
in 1975 to monitor the
food supply and demand situation at
global, regional and country levels in order
to provide early warnings of impending
serious food shortages
.




Main GIEWS activities


Monitoring and analysing food security:



Food
production/supply, utilization, import requirements and food aid
needs


Information regularly monitored:


R
ainfall and other weather
-
related variables


NDVIs


Input availability and prices


Prices of main food commodities


Trade (formal & cross border)


Policies with an impact on food security (e.g. trade restrictions,

safety nets, food voucher distributions, etc…)


Access to markets


Vulnerability analysis


Macro
-
economic data

Main GIEWS activities


Main sources of information


Satellite images


National and regional meteorological data


Rainfall estimates


Regional EW& FS bulletins (FEWSNET, FSNAU, JRC, etc…)


National statistics


Government and UN reports on FS


Trade bulletins


FAO trade data by source/destination


FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Missions


National Vulnerability Assessments


Other Need Assessment reports


Newswire services





Reporting:

Regular publications:


Food Outlook (biannual)


Crop Prospects & Food Situation (quarterly)


Country Briefs (bimonthly)


Global Price Monitor Bulletin (monthly)


FAO Cereal Supply and Demand Brief
(monthly)

Other publications:


FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Missions


Special Alerts




Main GIEWS activities

Main GIEWS activities


Other GIEWS products:


Country Cereal Balance Sheets (CCBS)


National and international food prices database


GIEWS Food Price Data and Analysis Tools


Interpolated Estimated Decadal Rainfall for Africa Countries


Food trade database (by source/destination)


Country Policy Monitoring database


Country Cereal Balance Sheets

Wheat, rice, maize, sorghum, millet, barley, oats, coarse grains and total cereals

Cereal
Supply/Demand
Balances for
Sub
-
Saharan
Africa

Estimated Decadal Rainfall

Quantitative estimate of rainfall combining METEOSAT derived Cold Cloud Duration
imagery and data on observed rainfall (GTS
-
Global Telecommunication System by the
NOAA Climate Prediction Centre)

Source: NOAA/FEWSNET; FAO/NRCB
-
Agrometeorology

Group




THANK
YOU!




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://
www.fao.org/giews