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GLOBAL EARLY WARNING – EARLY ACTION REPORT ON FOOD SECURITY AND AGRICULTURE OCTOBER–DECEMBER 2017

Post date Monday, 9 October, 2017 - 09:46

The Global Early Warning - Early Action System (EWEA) provides a forward-looking summary of major risks to agriculture and food security including their likelihood and the extent of their probable impact. It is a product of the analysis provided by existing FAO information and Early Warning systems (GIEWS, FCC-EMPRES, IPC) and, where necessary, external information, acting as a focus lens on the most urgent situations globally to alert decision makers at all levels of the Organization.

The report provides recommendations on early action in relation to food security and agriculture to mitigate or prevent the potential impact of the anticipated disasters. Early actions can include activities such as protecting livelihood assets to mitigate or prevent the impact of the disaster or preparedness activities. As such, a critical link is established between early warning information and concrete operational programming, thereby supporting more effective prioritization, advocacy and operational decision making.

 

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