Global Information and Early Warning System, Food and Agriculture Administration, United Nations
Service Provider DescriptionThe goal of the United Nations Global Information and Early Warning System is
to keep the world food supply/demand situation under continuous review, issue
reports on the world food situation, and provide early warnings of impending
food crises in individual countries.
For countries facing a serious food emergency, FAO/GIEWS and the World Food
Programme also carry out joint Crop and Food Supply Assessment Missions
(CFSAMs). Their purpose is to provide timely and reliable information so that
appropriate actions can be taken by the governments, the international
community, and other parties.
[Summary provided by the FAO.]