Introducing the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ Data in Emergencies (DIEM)
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) established the Data in Emergencies (DIEM) Information System in 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. Thanks to funding from USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), DIEM surveys have been completed in over 30 countries, reaching around 150,000 households per year. The DIEM Hub hosts the data that have been collected since inception and provides users with DIEM publications, maps and other interactive tools.
Under four pillars — DIEM-Monitoring, DIEM-Impact, DIEM-Risk and DIEM-Research — DIEM provides both the tools and information required to foster resilience to shocks and stresses by feeding the evidence required to inform policy, identifying trends locally and across countries, and offering the data needed to understand how to respond following conflict and other shocks.
Please explore the DIEM Hub, where you will find an introductory video and open access to all of the DIEM products and data. We also encourage you to create an account in order to stay in the loop. DIEM will share forthcoming products with the Agrilinks community.