The Global Report on Food Crises is published annually since 2017 under the umbrella of the Food Security Information Network (FSIN). It arises from the collaborative efforts between agencies acting in the international humanitarian and development community to share their data, analyses and expertise on food crises.
Since 2013, the European Commission has worked to develop ways to compare and clarify the results of food security analyses across partners and geographical areas to provide a comprehensive overview of the global food security situation.
In 2015, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission produced an annual report on food insecurity hotspots to inform decisions on food crisis allocations at the global level. In 2016, to increase the inclusiveness and transparency of the report, the European Commission invited FAO and WFP to contribute by providing additional food security data and analysis. Following the successful experience of the 2016 analysis, the three organizations agreed to move forward, involving additional partners in the global assessment of the food crises situation, with the aim of producing a consensus based yearly report from early 2017.
The initiative was cemented with the launch of the Global Network for Food Insecurity, Risk Reduction and Food Crises Response on 23 May 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey. It was then agreed to undertake this effort under the umbrella of the Food Security Information Network (FSIN), an already structured global initiative co-sponsored by FAO, WFP and IFPRI.