We would like to invite you to the webinar Near-Real-Time Monitoring of Food Crisis Risk Factors: State of Knowledge and Future Prospects hosted by the Food Security Portal, which is facilitated by IFPRI.

The webinar will take place on 8 May 2020 from 15:00 to 16:30 CEST. 

FAO Webinar

Food security security and nutrition, particularly in low-income countries, continue to face significant challenges, from volatile food prices, climate change-driven shocks and conflict to pandemics and economic downturns.

A number of research efforts exist around the world to allow near-real-time monitoring of these and other risk factors that drive food crises. This work includes monitoring production-related information, climate and conflict data, price information, and other factors in order to identify the likelihood of acute food insecurity and help policy makers enact timely policy responses.

This webinar will highlight priority research and policy questions, identify gaps in existing monitoring efforts, and pinpoint opportunities for collaboration to inform policy.

  • What have been the most critical advances on the remote measurement of productivity and other food crisis risk factors, and what advances do you see moving forward?
  • What constraints exist and are likely to continue in the provision of near-real-time monitoring of food crises?
  • What opportunities exist for collaboration among institutions and research groups?

Webinar set-up:


  • Rob Vos, Director, Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, IFPRI


  • Chris Barrett and Yanyan Liu (Cornell University and IFPRI)
  • Daniel Maxwell (Tufts University)
  • Kathy Baylis (University of Illinois)
  • Arif Husain (WFP VAM and linked to IPC)
  • David Laborde (IFPRI)
  • Mario Zappacosta (Global Information and Early Warning System - GIEWS, FAO)
  • Bo Andree (World Bank)

Please register at the following link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to take part.