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Food Insecurity Hotspots Data Set

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

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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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher SEDAC
Identifier C1947985418-SEDAC
Data First Published 2020-07-27
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2020-07-27
Category FOOD, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2020-07-27. Food Insecurity Hotspots Data Set. Version 1.00. Palisades, NY. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Creator Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University
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Harvest Object Id 35e524f6-650b-4718-8210-bdd98f5d61ed
Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
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Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -105.27 -26.87 75.69 38.5
Program Code 026:001
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Release Place Palisades, NY
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash aaead7b6204a29e8e8a95493f247110f2edbb1e7f52cff5cb217c434215ffbc9
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2009-01-01T00:00:00Z/2019-12-31T00:00:00Z

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