Agroclimatology data are critical parts of FEWS NET’s knowledge base. These data include remote sensing imagery, historical rainfall totals, climate change analysis, forecasts, and an understanding of climate drivers like the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Analysts use this information to understand the climatology for areas of concern, to make assumptions about future conditions as part of scenario development, and to monitor and report on seasonal progress. The Ocean-Atmosphere Dynamics links below provide additional information on climate-related phenomena: El Niño, La Niña, and the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD).
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 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the U.S. 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:
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.
The seasonal monitor updates rainfall totals, impacts on production, and the short-term forecast. It is produced every 20 days during the production season.
Visit FEWS NET's global acute food insecurity map to select a country or region. Interact with the map at the bottom of each country or region page to view the latest remote sensing imagery.