The redesigned Food Security Portal features a new homepage layout that puts the latest global commodity price data right at users’ fingertips. The new Price Watch feature provides an instant overview of the volatility status of five major commodity prices from the Excessive Food Price Variability Early Warning System, as well as monthly and weekly global commodity prices and daily futures prices. The feature also links to the major international early warning systems, FEWS NET and FAO GIEWS, providing fast access to food security alerts and emergency information. From the homepage, users can also directly access the Food Security Media Analysis System and the full collection of the Portal’s datasets from the Data API
Since its inception in 2010, the Food Security Portal has aimed to fill these gaps in knowledge about food prices and food security by bringing the most up-to-date data, news, and research together in one place. Now IFPRI is proud to release an updated Food Security Portal designed to make the site’s global, regional, and country-level food security resources even more easily accessible and shareable.
The updated Portal is also expanding its reach through translation and social media features. Users can now view the Portal in multiple languages, receive automatic blog updates, and easily share content and follow the Portal’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.