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Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET)

Fact Sheet 2006-3022

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Abstract

The FEWS NET mission is to identify potentially food-insecure conditions early through the provision of timely and analytical hazard and vulnerability information. U.S. Government decision-makers act on this information to authorize mitigation and response activities. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) FEWS NET provides tools and data for monitoring and forecasting the incidence of drought and flooding to identify shocks to the food supply system that could lead to famine. Historically focused on Africa, the scope of the network has expanded to be global coverage. FEWS NET implementing partners include the USGS, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Chemonics International.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET)
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2006-3022
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s):
Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
Description:
2 p.