Research Tools: World Food Programme Releases HungerMap Live
From the WFP:
The World Food Programme (WFP) has unveiled a new tool in its bid to end hunger by 2030: HungerMap LIVE monitors food security in more than 90 countries and issues predictions for places where data is limited.
Using the latest metrics on conflict, climate shocks, populations and the weather, HungerMap LIVE aims to identify areas that are currently food insecure or are sliding towards food insecurity.
We established WFP’s near real-time food security monitoring systems, which collect daily food security information using live calls conducted through call centres. These systems make it possible to collect data on a continuous basis — offering an assessment method that is cheaper, faster and provides a representative snapshot of the food security situation at any given point in time.
Simultaneously, we pulled together a breadth of indicators and metrics, ranging from hazards data from the Pacific Disaster Centre, population data from the World Bank to vegetation data from NASA, among other sources.
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