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Food Insecurity Hotspots Data Set

The Food Insecurity Hotspots Data Set consists of grids at 250 meter (~7.2 arc-seconds) resolution that identify the level of intensity and frequency of food insecurity over the 10 years between 2009 and 2019, as well as hotspot areas that have experienced consecutive food insecurity events. The gridded data are based on subnational food security analysis provided by FEWS NET (Famine Early Warning Systems Network) in five (5) regions, including Central America and the Caribbean, Central Asia, East Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa. Based on the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), food insecurity is defined as Minimal, Stressed, Crisis, Emergency, and Famine.

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