FAO’s Big Data tool on food chains
under the COVID-19 pandemic


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Big Data to help countries mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food and agriculture


FAO’s Big Data tool on food chains under the COVID-19 pandemic

This open-access tool developed by the FAO Data Lab gathers, organises and analyses daily information on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food and agriculture, value chains, food prices, food security and undertaken measures. Its ultimate aim is to provide countries with facts and information on how the pandemic is impacting the food chains to build their decisions.

NEW: Daily digests! Selected daily news on food chain disruptions and countries responses to the COVID-19 impact on food chains.

 
The maps below show some of the daily analyses that this tool carries out: geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases and food insecurity; countries focus on food chains issues based on a sentiment analysis of newspapers' tweets worldwide; food prices variations; and the trend in the economic and food dimensions of food chains in association to the COVID-19 found in the newspapers' twitters.

This tool has been released for general use as early as possible to provide relevant and up-to-date information on the COVID-19 impact on supply chains and food security. The platform, its coverage, functions and analytics will keep evolving in the near future.

Click here for more results and here for an overview of the tool.

Covid-19 cases against food insecurity

Food insecurity (Prevalence of Undernourishment, 2016-2018) against COVID-19 spread (current no. of cases, bubbles)
Slide to see the map across time (weekly intervals):
Food price changes

Food price increases (%) since 14 February 2020
Click here for more on prices.
News coverage of value chains
and commodities
No. of news about value chain disruptions in country (orange)
and about specific commodities (bubbles)
Click here for more on news coverage.

Select group of commodities:

Slide to see the map across time:

  
If cumulative is checked, values shown are cumulative since the beginning, at weekly intervals; otherwise, values refer to the selected bi-weekly interval.
Frequent words in newspapers' tweets
about Covid-19 and value chains
Most frequent words in newspapers' tweets
about Covid-19 and value chains.
Click here for more analyses and
here for the Tweets search.



Contacts: FAO Datalab (ESS-datalab@fao.org)