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USAID Famine Early Warning System

Abstract: 
USAID's Famine Early Warning System (FEWS) is an information system designed to help decision makers prevent famine in Sub-Saharan Africa. FEWS specialists in the US and Africa assess remotely sensed data and ground-based meteorological, crop, and rangeland conditions for early indications of potential famine areas. Other factors affecting local food availability and access are also carefully evaluated to identify vulnerable population groups requiring assistance. These assessments are continuously updated and disseminated to provide decision makers with the most timely and accurate information available.
Input By: 
Ryan Wagner
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Governmental
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United States
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Indicators