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Southern Africa: Assumptions for Quarterly Food Security Analysis, June 2015

About this report

To project food security outcomes, FEWS NET uses scenario development. Commonly used by planners and researchers to forecast likely events, this methodology takes a set of informed assumptions about the future and compares their possible effects. Scenario development cannot predict exact outcomes but it structures the analysis and helps minimize uncertainty. This report, developed by FEWS NET analysts based on current evidence, outlines assumptions at the regional level. Analysts also develop assumptions at the country level, which are specific to that country and likely to be more detailed. Together, the regional and national assumptions are the foundation for the integrated analysis reported in FEWS NET’s Food Security Outlooks and Outlook Updates. Learn more about FEWS NET and scenario development at www.fews.net.

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Organization(s): 
Famine Early Warning Systems Network
Original Publication Date: 
01 Jul 2015
Document type: 
Analysis Report
Location(s): 
Angola
Botswana
Lesotho
Malawi
Madagascar
Mozambique
Namibia
South Africa
Swaziland
Tanzania, United Republic of
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Theme(s): 
Information Management
Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)
Preparedness