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Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET)

January 1, 2006

The FEWS NET mission is to identify potentially food-insecure conditions early through the provision of timely and analytical hazard and vulnerability information. U.S. Government decision-makers act on this information to authorize mitigation and response activities. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) FEWS NET provides tools and data for monitoring and forecasting the incidence of drought and flooding to identify shocks to the food supply system that could lead to famine. Historically focused on Africa, the scope of the network has expanded to be global coverage.

FEWS NET implementing partners include the USGS, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Chemonics International.

Publication Year 2006
Title Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET)
DOI 10.3133/fs20063022
Authors James P. Verdin
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2006-3022
Index ID fs20063022
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center