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Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS)
Entry ID: FAO_GIEWS


Summary
Abstract: The GIEWS Workstation is a web mapping application that gives access to food security related information and serves as main information management tool at global, regional and national levels. The aim of the Workstation is to harmonize food security and early warning data within/across countries and to strengthen analytical capacity of key national institutions to support food security policy formulation and emergency interventions.

The Workstation includes software tools to analyze food security implications of natural and man-made disasters. These tools allow users to process historical and recent data in order to detect anomalies of environmental and economic factors (e.g. drought; excessive increase of market prices) that may reduce local populations’ capacity to access key food items. The application also includes text management tools that facilitate the compilation and dissemination of early warning messages.

Related URL
Link: DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE
Description: Access the Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) tools.

ISO Topic Category
FARMING
ECONOMY
ENVIRONMENT
BIOTA


Access Constraints
Access available in English, French, and Spanish.


Keywords
global information
early warning system
crop
food supply


Personnel
GIEWS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Fax: 0039 - 06 - 5705 - 4495
Email: Giews1 at fao.org
Contact Address:
Global Information and Early Warning System
Commodities and Trade Division
FAO - Rome0039 - 06 - 5705 - 4495


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-851-8113
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
5700 Rivertech Court
City: Riverdale
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20737
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2004-02-23
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-06-26
Future SERF Review Date: 2005-02-23



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