Publications
Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
9 July 2015

An El Nino event active since March 2015 will almost certainly last through 2015 and is likely to extend into early 2016. 
The intensity of this event is increasing with a peak expected in the last quarter of 2015 and there is a significant chance that it may become one of the strongest events of the past 30 years.
The timing of the event means that it will influence all growing seasons of the northern hemisphere (broadly from May to October) as well as those of equatorial regions (Horn of Africa, Indonesia) of late 2015 and of southern Africa and South America from late 2015 to early 2016. 
The possible impacts are wide ranging and generally negative in countries facing food insecurity.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
6 July 2015

The WFP Seasonal Monitor examines satellite imagery of rainfall and vegetation in order to assess the development of the growing season and how such conditions might impact the lives and livelihoods of the resident populations. Real time satellite data streams and seasonal forecasts are analyzed to highlight potential developments that may be of  humanitarian concern.

This Seasonal Monitor webpage provides real time satellite data streams and seasonal forecasts to highlight changes in the progression of the agricultural season that may be of concern. This analysis is also presented in Power Point and report format.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 June 2015

The Global Food Security Update provides an overview of the food security trends in 57 countries in six regions and offers an outlook for the 3-6 months following its release. It is based on food security monitoring reports, updates from WFP’s regional and country-based Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) units and a review of secondary information.

Baseline Assessments, Coping Strategies, Crop and Food Assessments, Crop Production, Emergency Assessments, Food Consumption, Initial Assessment, Livelihoods, Livestock Prices, Market Analysis, Monitoring, National Capacity, Population Numbers and Sampling, Qualitative Analysis, Refugees and IDPs, Terms of Trade, Urban Food Insecurity, Food Security Analysis
25 May 2015

The Food Security Analysis factsheet provides key information on the various aspects of Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping work at WFP, the different assessment tools, specific initiatives and key facts for 2015.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Population Numbers and Sampling, Food Security Analysis
23 November 2014

WFP VAM publishes ‘Special Focus’ documents when an emerging food security issue deserves in-depth attention. Each ‘Special Focus’ bulletin provides essential elements of analysis for decision makers. Sources of information include WFP’s VAM  newtwork of VAM experts, and  our partners.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2013

Egyptian Food Observatory is a quarterly bulletin that tracks trends in production, consumption and prices of key food commodities, and their impact on the food security situation of the most vulnerable households in urban and rural areas. It monitors and identifies emerging local and global trends that can affect food security in Egypt.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
26 July 2013
  • Since January 2011, macro-economic instability is being fuelled by a volatile socio-political situation in Egypt.
  • Rising unemployment and poverty are worsening food insecurity at a time when the subsidy system is under pressure.
Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2012

Egyptian Food Observatory is a quarterly bulletin that tracks trends in production, consumption and prices of key food commodities, and their impact on the food security situation of the most vulnerable households in urban and rural areas. It monitors and identifies emerging local and global trends that can affect food security in Egypt.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2011

Egyptian Food Observatory monthly bulletin that monitors and follows up the current situation and local crises through tracking the consumption pattern of the vulnerable households, market prices of the agricultural crops as well as commodities in the selected food basket, also to identify the status of food security.