New Planning Tool – WFP’s HungerMap

by Anna Gustilo-Ong

Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh from Pexels

On January 20, 2020 the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched HungerMap.  HungerMap shows, in near real-time, current food security situations across the globe.  This article, describes how this map uses available data (weather, climate, markets, populations, hazards, etc.) and artificial intelligence (AI) to  monitor dynamic food security conditions.

From our experience at WHES, this will be a great step forward to show current and future hunger “hotspots” and educate the public on causes as well as provide policy makers with the right information to  mitigate these issues.  Bravo to WFP for this new tool!

  • World Hunger Education
    P.O. Box 29015
    Washington, D.C. 20017
  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.