The GIEWS was established in 1975 during the world food crisis of early 1970s and is now one of the leading sources of information on food production and food security for every country in the world, whether they are members of FAO or not. In the past 25 years, the system has become a worldwide network that includes 115 governments, 61 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and numerous trade, research, and media organizations. GIEWS has established a unique database on global, regional, national, and subnational food security. GIEWS aims to provide policy-makers and relief organizations with the most up-to-date information available on all aspects of food supply and demand and provides warnings of imminent food crises so that timely interventions can be planned and executed.
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