No.5  December 2008  
   Crop Prospects and Food Situation
Countries in crisis requiring external assistance (total: 33 countries)
Food Emergencies Update
Global cereal supply and demand brief
National food price review
FAO global cereal supply and demand indicators
Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries’ food situation overview
Policy measures taken by governments to reduce the impact of soaring prices
Regional reviews
     Latin America and the Caribbean
     North America, Europe and Oceania
Special features
     Crop and Food Situation in Southern Sudan
     Nigeria Crop and Food Supply Mission summary
     Policy measures related to export restrictions are being relaxed
Statistical appendix
GIEWS   global information and early warning system on food and agriculture