FEWS NET Data Center
Food Security Classification Data
FEWS NET food security classification data, dating back to June 2009, is available for download as regional GIS shapefiles and images. Country-specific GIS shapefiles and images, starting from October 2020, are also available for download. This data is published every month, and the most recent food security classification data can be found at the top of the page. Every four months, FEWS NET analysts use a scenario development process to estimate food security outcomes for the coming eight months. Based on a convergence of evidence, the most likely scenario is projected, and expected levels of food insecurity are classified using the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC). These scenarios form the basis of FEWS NET's Food Security Outlook reports, which are currently issued in February, June, and October. (From 2011 to 2015, Outlook reports were issued in January, April, June, and October.) In other ensuing months, developments and changes to the scenario are reported in Food Security Outlook Updates, along with a current situation analysis. FEWS NET classifications are IPC-compatible, and while these classifications and the underlying analyses adhere to key IPC protocols, they do not always match the results generated by the IPC. Click the “download all data” button for historical and current situation (non-projection) data for all regions and countries. We suggest using this option when analyzing historical food insecurity because this represents FEWS NET’s classification of the current food security situation at that time. Alternatively, you can search for and download current situation and projection data or maps for any period using the filter and options below. If you receive “no results” when selecting a country or region from the drop-down menu, no shapefiles are currently available. Learn more about FEWS NET Food Security Data.