One of the ways of assessing the fight against hunger is monitoring global food aid flows. New indicators are now available to better understand the nutritional content of these flows.
The Fais database contains the most reliable and comprehensive data on food aid flows. It is a source of information for food aid actors, academics, the media and anyone interested in global efforts to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in a global perspective.
Data on global food aid deliveries in metric tons are from the database of the International Food Aid Information System (INTERFAIS), which was developed by WFP as a contribution to a coordinated international response to food aid shortages. INTERFAIS is a dynamic system, which involves the interaction of all users, represented by donor governments, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, recipient countries and WFP field offices. They are sharing information and data on food aid transactions. All information is cross-checked before being disseminated. The comprehensive and integrated database allows the monitoring of food aid allocations and shipments for the purpose of improving food aid management, coordination, reporting and statistical analysis. The database is updated on a continuing basis. Therefore, data can change as allocation plans and delivery schedules are subject to modifications. Data since 1988 is available.