Agroclimatology

FEWS NET draws heavily on agroclimatology data for its food security analysis. Rainfall, snowfall, sea, and land surface temperatures – all of these directly affect the ability of small and large scale farmers around the world to grow crops, husband livestock, fish, or forage for food. While food security depends on a great complexity of factors, perhaps none is more consistently influential than the impact of weather and climate.

Remote sensing imagery, historical rainfall totals, climate change analysis, analysis of climate modes like the El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO), and other agroclimatology data are critical parts of FEWS NET’s knowledge base. Analysts use this information to understand the climatology for areas of concern, to make assumptions about agroclimatology as part of scenario development, and to monitor and report on seasonal progress. 

Agroclimatology information is integrated into FEWS NET’s regular Outlook and Outlook Update analysis. In addition, FEWS NET produces weekly Global Weather Hazards reports, which anticipate severe weather or climate events in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Central Asia; and Seasonal Monitor reports, which update rainfall totals, impacts on production, and short-term forecasts.

Four United States government agencies - the US Geological Survey (USGS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - are indispensable partners, providing access to remote sensing imagery, data, and analysis on current conditions, historical trends, and future forecasts. See the links below to access data provided by the FEWS NET science partners.  For detailed guidance on the integration of rainfall data, forecast information, and remote sensing imagery into the scenario development process, see FEWS NET’s guidance document on Building Rainfall Assumptions for Scenario Development

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Weather Hazards

Global Weather Hazards

Global Weather Hazards reports anticipate severe weather or climate events in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Central Asia. This product provides maps with current weather and climate information.

Seasonal Monitor

The seasonal monitor updates rainfall totals, impacts on production, and the short-term forecast. It is produced every 20 days during the production season.

Seasonal Monitor

À Propos de ce Rapport

Le suivi saisonnier est fourni pour chacune des quatre régions couvertes par FEWS NET pendant la saison de production. Ce rapport offre une mise à jour sur les précipitations totales, l'impact sur la production et les prévisions à court terme. Élaboré par le chercheur régional FEWS NET USGS et le responsable technique régional FEWS NET, le suivi saisonnier est établi tous les 20 jours pendant la saison de production. 

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Climate Change

Periodically, FEWS NET publishes products related to the impact of the changing climate on food security. They include thematic reports, research papers, and scholarly articles.

Climate Change

Periodically, FEWS NET publishes products related to the impact of the changing climate on food security. They include thematic reports, research papers, and scholarly articles ranging from such topics as rising sea surface temperatures to new rainfall patterns to water availability.

Remote Sensing Imagery

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Le Réseau des systèmes d’alerte précoce contre la famine est l’un des principaux prestataires d’alertes précoces et d’analyses de l’insécurité alimentaire. Constitué par l’USAID en 1985 pour aider les décideurs à planifier pour les crises humanitaires, FEWS NET fournit des analyses factuelles  concernant quelque 35 pays. Les membres des équipes de mise en œuvre incluent la NASA, la NOAA, le département américain de l ‘Agriculture (USDA) et le gouvernement des États-Unis (USGS), de même que Chemonics International Inc. et Kimetrica. Vous trouverez d’autres informations sur notre travail.

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