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.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 May 2015

South Sudan - Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring, 2015

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 May 2015

South Sudan - Market Price Monitoring, 2015

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, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2014

South Sudan - Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring, 2014

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 Prices, Food Security Analysis
4 February 2014

South Sudan was affected by poor macro-economic performance even before the breakout of the current crisis, showing declining per capita GDP, shortage of foreign reserves, deflation, and a high spread between official and informal exchange rates.
Despite the improved harvest, the country will still have to import the equivalent of about half of its cereal production. Imports will likely be affected by the conflict.
Weak infrastructure constrains the functioning of markets and their integration, which drive broad price differences across markets and affect households’ purchasing power.
Local food prices are high, volatile and likely to increase further with the conflict. Given the high market dependency of many households, market disruptions due to the conflict, and population displacement, food insecurity is likely to increase in the coming months.
The states most affected by the conflict, namely Jonglei, Upper Nile and Unity, had the highest prevalence of household food insecurity prior to the conflict.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 June 2013

South Sudan - Food Security Monitoring System, 2013