Using Evidence-Based Analysis for a Food-Secure World.

Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET)

Project Dates: June 2000 - December 2017
An early warning system that provides timely data and evidence-based analysis helps the international community identify and respond to populations that lack access to safe and nutritious food.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and with more than two dozen regional and national offices around the world, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) rigorously analyzes data and information that indicate an area is or will soon be facing food insecurity or famine. The network also provides early warnings to donors and governments, equipping them with the evidence-based analysis they need to take action to prevent disasters or to assist people already suffering already from problems such as malnutrition and starvation. Through FEWS NET, international and local organizations and institutions work together to provide up-to-date information on weather patterns, food prices, livelihoods, and agricultural trends to predict when and where people are at risk.

Project Goals


  • Improve the quality and quantity of information used to monitor food security problems and potential solutions
  • Partner with local governments, regional institutions, donor agencies, and U.S. agencies to share and analyze relevant information
  • Identify and monitor factors that affect food security, such as markets and trade, agricultural production, nutrition, livelihoods, and climate, to provide early warning for vulnerable populations around the world

Our Impact A New View of Nutrition

With an expanded focus on nutrition, FEWS NET provides food security analysis that is valuable for short-term relief and long-term development solutions.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and with more than two dozen regional and national offices around the world, the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) rigorously analyzes data and information that indicate an area is or will soon be facing food insecurity or famine. The network also provides early warnings to donors and governments, equipping…

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