Africa South of the Sahara Food Security Portal
Launched on 16 September 2015 in Brussels, Belgium, the Africa South of the SaharaFood Security Portal (FSP-SSA) focuses on agriculture, food security, and nutrition in Africa south of the Sahara. It is designed to strengthen capacity for timely food security information, policy research, and analysis to ensure the continued improvement of the region’s food and nutrition security. It is also available in French and Spanish.
The FSP-SSA, created by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) with support from the European Commission, is a continuation of the EC-funded project 'World Food Crisis: Support for Food Security Monitoring and Analysis for Appropriate Policy Responses', a three-year project initiated in 2010 in response to the lessons that emerged from the 2007-2008 world food crisis. To address the shortage of easily accessible high-quality data, the portal pools timely, relevant, detailed, and high-quality country-level information in a systematic and structured way, focusing on regional needs.