FEWS NET offers a range of information products, tools, and services for decision-makers including up-to-date information necessary to avert or mitigate the impact of a food security hazard. For additional information about FEWS NET please read the About section of this website.
Food Security Updates
Monthly report with comprehensive coverage of current and projected food security conditions and their implications.
One page statements issued when a crisis is emerging or deteriorating or when early action is recommended.
Food Assistance Outlook Brief
Two-page monthly summary and analysis of food security threats in FEWS NET countries.
NOAA Weather Hazards Impact Assessments
Weekly assessment of current weather conditions and their impact on food security in Afghanistan, Africa, Central America, and Haiti
Cross Border Trade Reports
Periodic reports on cross border trade in key food commodities.
Periodic reports issued by FEWS NET and partners that cover a broad range of topics and geographic areas.
Reports and Studies
Distinct from regular reporting (monthly updates), market studies aim to enhance the knowledge base on markets and food security.
An overview of market networks, key market relationships, and basic market dynamics, taking into consideration both national and regional factors and tailored to the FEWS NET audience and working environment. Recommendations for the incorporation of markets into regular food security monitoring, analysis, and early warning are also provided.
Monthly report analyzing the water balance for maize and bean crops in Central America (Spanish only).
Darfur Crisis: Rain Timeline and Forecast
Two-page weekly report, issued May-October, on the progress of the seasonal rains and their impact on humanitarian access to sites in Darfur and eastern Chad.
One page report issued every 10 days that assesses the progress of the current rainy season and its implications for food security in a specified area.
Livelihood Zone Profile
A description of the livelihood options and market access of different wealth groups in a livelihood zone and the hazards to which they are vulnerable.
A detailed, quantified breakdown of household livelihood options for different wealth groups highlighting market linkages and economic constraints and opportunities. It is used to assess whether people will be able to meet their survival requirements and/or protect their livelihoods after a shock.
Current Estimated Food Security Conditions
A map updated on a monthly basis which shows the current food security conditions in a country using the estimated highest level of severity of food insecurity at a sub-national level.
Food Security Outlook
A map updated semi-annually which shows projected food insecurity for a country using the estimated highest level of severity of food insecurity at a sub-national level.
A map which delineates geographic areas within which people broadly share the same livelihoods patterns, including access to food, income, and markets.
Production and Market Flow Maps
Maps developed in collaboration with partners which provide a summary of experiential knowledge on market networks (catchments and commodity flows) significant to food security: basic grains, livestock, and labor.
NOAA Weather Hazards Impact Assessments
The map that accompanies the weekly hazard assessment, incdicating where weather conditions are impacting food security.
Monthly nominal retail prices (US$/kg) and a five-year average.
The most recent annual production estimate (1,000 MT) and a five-year average.
Rainfall Estimation (RFE)
A gridded estimate of rainfall based on both satellite and rain gauge station data at an approximate horizontal resolution of 10 km.
Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
An indicator of the vigor and density of vegetation on the ground.
Water Requirements Satisfaction Index (WRSI)
An indicator of crop performance based on the availability of water to the crop during a growing season.
Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)
The northern limit of the rain belt over West Africa which forms the dividing line between the southwestern winds and the northeastern surface winds.
Irrigation Supply and Demand
Measurement of the correspondence between water supply and crop water demand for irrigated areas of 18 watersheds in Afghanistan.