Agricultural Development Economics
 

Publication

Title
Assessment of food security early warning systems in Sub-Saharan Africa
Author
FAO
Publication date
08/11/2006
Abstract
One primary use of EWS information is to produce national cereal balance sheets that include an estimate of aggregate food aid requirements. Some EWS are also involved in geographic targeting of food-insecure zones or conducting periodic livelihood or food needs assessments. However, many EWS are confronted by insufficient and low quality data produced by the national systems and the high opportunity cost of obtaining and managing their own data.