Food Security information cuts across many sectors including agriculture, economics, nutrition, meteorology, etc. Food security analysts thus need a tool which can pool together information from many sources and present the information in a format that is suitable for decision making. To meet this need, the EC-FAO Food Security Programme has invested in developing the Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) Workstation.
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While national boundaries have been more or less standardized, there was no previous standardized set of boundaries at the sub-national level. The Global Administrative Unit Layers (GAUL) seeks to remedy this by functioning as a standardized spatial database of administrative units (region and districts) for all the countries in the world.
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