GIEWS - Global Information and Early Warning System

Crop Prospects and Food Situation

Crop Prospects and Food Situation is issued by the Markets and Trade Division of FAO, under the Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS). It is published four times a year and provides a forward-looking analysis of the food situation by geographic region, focusing on the cereal production outlook, market situation and food security conditions, with a particular attention on Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries (LIFDCs). The report also includes a list of countries requiring external assistance for food, highlighting the main drivers of food insecurity. It also includes a global cereal supply and demand overview to complement the biannual analysis in the Food Outlook publication.  The report is available in English, French and Spanish.

Crop Prospects and Food Situation is complemented by a statistical report which presents the current year‘s cereal supply and demand balances for all sub-Saharan African countries.

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Release dates for 2020: 5 March, 2 July, 17 September, 3 December.                

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