Data in Emergencies Impact Products
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) established the Data in Emergencies (DIEM) Information System in June 2020. Driven by regularly collected primary data, its objective is to understand the impact of shocks in food crisis contexts and inform decision-making in support of agricultural livelihoods. DIEM is organized around four pillars. The first pillar, DIEM-Monitoring, was introduced in an Agrilinks post on October 10, 2023.
The second pillar, DIEM-Impact, takes the form of ex post assessments combining remote-sensing data, household-level data and qualitative information with the purpose of identifying agricultural populations affected and the agricultural assets and livelihoods exposed to hazard, and determining a dollar value of damages and losses in the agricultural sector. This information lays the foundations for emergency and recovery activities.
DIEM-Impact can trigger remote-sensing analysis right after a sudden-onset hazard or while a slow-onset hazard unfolds, whether natural or human induced. DIEM-Impact has covered floods, cyclones and tropical storms, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, drought, invasive pests and conflict.
Following each DIEM-Impact assessment, DIEM produces a report and/or a StoryMap analyzing the findings. These reports are published, depending on the prominent language of the country, in English, French and Spanish. Please find DIEM-Impact’s most recently published reports below and be sure to check out the DIEM Hub where you can find all of the reports published since DIEM’s inception.