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YEMEN: More than 60% of population face food insecurity: 7m people are severely food insecure and 2m children are acutely malnourished. Malnourished children, pregnant women and people living with other chronic health conditions are at greater risk of conflict, famine and cholera [14 August 2017] SOUTH SUDAN: 6m people facing severe food insecurity. WFPs latest monthly market price monitoring highlights an increase in food prices. Increased food prices, deterioration in purchasing power and supply constraints during rainy season have had a devastating impact on food security [11 August 2017] ETHIOPIA: Poor performance of spring rains in the southern and eastern parts of the country, compounded by disease outbreaks, loss of livelihood assets and displace, has exacerbated drought conditions. At least 8.5m people require relief food assistance, up from 5.6m in January [7 August 2017] KENYA: 3.5m people are food insecure and 1.6m children are food insecure. This is the highest number of people reported to be in crisis since 2011 [4 August 2017] SOMALIA: 6.7m people food insecure and 3.2m severely food insecure. Drought conditions to continue until Deyr season. Food security not expected to improve in some parts through to the end of 2017 [31 July 2017] NIGERIA: Food distributions are irregular and insufficient as the increasing commodity prices and reduced purchasing power hinders access to food. Attacks along roads have impacted the functioning of markets. Volatile security situation exacerbates food insecurity and is expected to worsen [31 July 2017]


Welcome to Food Monitor, a dynamic and innovative early warning system that directly and automatically communicates risks to food security. We use four different indicators, two at a local level and two at a global level to assess the risks to food security by using close to real-time information.

Take a look at our four indicators to see how we do this.

Local Indicators

Price Transmission

?Measures how international price movements are transmitted to local markets. It indicates in which countries we expect prices to rise if global prices rise.More Information

Number of countries

Date: 18/08/2017

Food Security News Hotspots

?Indicates the relative intensity of news related to agricultural markets and food security.More Information

Number of countries

Date: 21/07/2017

Global Indicators

Global Supply

?Assesses whether forecasted production is sufficient to meet forecasted demand.More Information
Date: 11/08/2017

Excessive Price Volatility

?Shows extreme changes in price development at international commodity exchanges.More Information
Date: 17/08/2017

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Timely, accurate and transparent information is crucial to address emerging food price risks and volatility. We use close to real-time assessments to provide early warning information which in turn, can help trigger early interventions to a potential food insecurity situation. By providing a mechanism to trigger early interventions, an opportunity is created to mitigate the potential effects of food insecurity in your country of interest.

Thanks to Food Monitor’s automated Tweet functionality, you will always remain informed about changes of risks to food security. All data on this website has been integrated with our Twitter page to ensure that any increases and/or decreases in risk are automatically published via Twitter to alert you.

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What is Food Monitor?

How can Food Monitor warn about risks to food security? Joachim von Braun, Maximo Torero and others provide their thoughts and explain the key information in this short video.