Guidance Documents

Supply and Market Outlook Report Guidance Document

June 2019

IPC v3.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC v3.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC v3.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

Summary

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) relies heavily on market monitoring and analysis to inform the project’s integrated food security analysis. Increasingly, FEWS NET provides decision support to USAID/Food for Peace (FFP) on food assistance modality feasibility, including local and regional procurement and cash and voucher (C&V) opportunities to inform emergency and development focused response efforts. Central to these analytical efforts is a firm understanding of the current food supply situation, including both domestic production and imports (regional or international). The FEWS NET Supply and Market Outlook (SMO) report was introduced during the project’s ongoing third phase (2012-2019) to provide regular in-depth analysis of staple food trends at critical times of the marketing year, offering a key resource and reference to project staff, USAID/Food for Peace staff, and partners. Today, this report is a central part of FEWS NET’s approach to market monitoring and analysis.

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 28 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.

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