The event will gather input from agriculture and food security analysts, academia and civil society representatives on how to improve early warning systems for food security analysis and crisis prevention.
- food safety | food security
- Online only
- 5 Jul 2022,
01:00 PM - 01:05 PM CESTOpening
Raschad Al Khafaji, Director of FAO LOB
- 01:05 PM - 01:20 PM CESTShort introductions
Maximo Torero, FAO - Chief Economist and
Alan Belward, JRC - Director Sustainable Resources
- 01:20 PM - 01:35 PM CESTInnovative technologies in FAO early warning systems
Zhongxin Chen, FAO Senior Information Technology Officer and Coordinator of the Hand-In-Hand Geospatial platform
Karl Morteo, FAO Information Technology Officer
- 01:35 PM - 01:50 PM CESTInnovative technologies in JRC early warning systems
Felix Rembold, JRC - Food Security team lead
- 01:50 PM - 02:00 PM CESTFeedback and reflections by GIEWS
Mario Zappacosta, FAO – Head of GIEWS
- 02:00 PM - 02:10 PM CESTFeedback and reflections by GEOGLAM
Inbal Becker-Reshef, NASA Harvest - Programme Director
- 02:10 PM - 02:20 PM CESTFeedback and reflections by IPC
Josè Lopez, FAO – IPC Global Programme Manager
- 02:20 PM - 02:35 PM CESTQ&A session
Moderator: Myrto Arvaniti, FAO LOB - Marketing and Communication
- 02:35 PM - 02:45 PM CESTWrap up and closing remarks
Willem Olthof, DG INTPA – Deputy Head of Unit Sustainable Agri-Food systems and Fisheries
- Online only
- Who should attend
- agricultural and food security analysts, academia, civil society
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) have developed agricultural early warning systems based on a combination of public weather and earth observation data sources.
These digital platforms contribute to informing operational early warning systems such as GIEWS (Global Information and Early Warning System), multi-stakeholder agricultural monitoring networks such as GEOGLAM and ultimately market information systems such as the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) and food security analysis based on the International Food Security Phase Classification (IPC).
The event will collect input on how early warning systems can be further improved for food security analysis and crisis prevention. How can they fully exploit new technologies like high resolution EO, cloud computing (CC) and artificial intelligence (AI)?