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.

Monitoring
30 September 2014

WFP Myanmar - Rakhine Emergency Relief Post Distribution Monitoring Report

Monitoring
30 September 2014

WFP Myanmar - Kachin Emergency Relief Post Distribution Monitoring Report

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 April 2014

Monthly food security updates outline the key events occurring throughout Myanmar that are currently impacting the food security situation. By focusing on these events, it is possible to highlight areas where food security is likely to deteriorate in the short term, facilitating response and ensuring that all actors are aware of the evolving food security situation. Monthly updates are also intended to provide continuity and context to the WFP’s Quarterly Food Security Bulletins.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 September 2013

Monthly food security updates outline the key events occurring throughout Myanmar that are currently impacting the food security situation. By focusing on these events, it is possible to highlight areas where food security is likely to deteriorate in the short term, facilitating response and ensuring that all actors are aware of the evolving food security situation. Monthly updates are also intended to provide continuity and context to the WFP’s Quarterly Food Security Bulletins.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 May 2013

The FSIN Food Security Monitoring System (FSMS) is funded by the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT). A multi-donor trust fund, LIFT works to improve the livelihoods and food security of the poorest and most vulnerable people in Myanmar. The FSMS currently covers the operational areas of FSIN partners only but in the future the FSIN aims to expand coverage nationwide.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 March 2013
  • Rainfall deficiencies in the early and late monsoon seasons have impacted key crop harvests and resulted in water shortages in various parts of the Dry Zone.
  • Yenangyaung and Chauk are amongst the hardest hit townships, with reports of groundnut, sesame and pigeon pea failures and multiple reports of premature depletion of many “rainwater collection ponds”.
  • As a result, the food security situation as well as the health and well-being of communities is deteriorating. Generally, food stocks and purchasing power are lower than normal and lack of water is impacting hygienic conditions and placing additional stress on health of livestock. WFP anticipates further deterioration as the summer season progresses.