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Famine Early Warning System (FEWS)
Entry ID: FEWS
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Summary
Abstract: The Famine Early Warning System (FEWS) provides the infrastructure for African
countries and regional organizations to manage risk of food insecurity through
the provision of timely and analytical early warning and vulnerability
information. FEWS is a USAID-funded activity that collaborates with
international, national, and regional partners to provide timely and rigorous
early warning and vulnerability information on emerging or evolving food
security issues.

FEWS professionals in the US and Africa monitor various data and
information including remotely sensed data and ground-based meteorological,
crop and rangeland conditions as early indications of potential threats to food
security.

The Role of FEWS In Preventing Famines:

-It identifies specific, acute food security threats that can lead to
increases in acute malnutrition, morbidity and mortality, especially among
vulnerable groups.

-It monitors and facilitates timely access to information, such as crop
assessments and malnutrition rates, required by public and private decision
makers.

-It recommends and advocates early, preventive actions which are critical
to stopping famines before they develop.

-It provides regular informational assessments to decision makers that
reflect the best judgement of the food security community. (Note: early
consensus on the possible parameters of an impending food crisis gives key
decision-makers the confidence to commit resources early on to mitigate
famine).

-It disseminates timely and accurate information to the general public and
media about food security conditions. This reporting helps strengthen
accountability, supports the involvement of civil society and engenders
sustainable community action toward famine prevention.

[Summary provided by FEWS NET.]

Related URL
Link: GET RELATED DATA SET METADATA (DIF)
Description: SAFARI 2000 FEWS 10-day Rainfall Estimate, 8-Km, 1999-2001.

Link: GET DATA
Description: Maps, data and remote sensing products from the Famine Early Warning System Network.

Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Famine Early Warning System Network at USGS.

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Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Famine Early Warning System Network at NOAA.
Service Citation
Title: Famine Early Warning System (FEWS)
Provider: Famine Early Warning Systems Network
URL: http://www.fews.net/
ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ECONOMY
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
HEALTH
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
PLANNING CADASTRE
SOCIETY
Service Provider
Famine Early Warning Systems Network

Service Provider Personnel
Name: FAMINE EARLY WARNING SYSTEMS NETWORK
Email: info at fews.net
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

JIM VERDIN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: verdin at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
EROS Data Center
47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
Province or State: SD
Postal Code: 57198
Country: USA

ALVIN JIM MILLER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (301) 763-8071
Contact Address:
NOAA/NWS
5200 Auth Rd, Room 808
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20233
Country: USA

COMPTON TUCKER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Compton.J.Tucker at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Code 614.0
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

ROY STACY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: rstacy at fews.net
Contact Address:
1133 20th St. NW
City: Washington
Province or State: D.C.
Postal Code: 20036
Country: USA

WILLIAM WHELAN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 202-712-5001
Fax: 202-216-3373
Email: wwhelan at usaid.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Agency for International Development
Ronald Reagan Building
City: Washington
Province or State: D.C.
Postal Code: 20523-1000
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-05-06
SERF Last Revision Date: 2013-02-12
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