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Trigger Indicators and Early Warning and Response Systems

USAID's Office of Food for Peace (FFP) and the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) Project have released 'Trigger Indicators and Early Warning and Response Systems in Multi-Year Title II Assistance Programmes', No. 5 in FFP's Occasional Paper Series.

In geographic areas and populations chronically vulnerable to food insecurity, early warning and response (EWR) systems can provide necessary information to help modify programme interventions and increase resources in response to shocks. Trigger indicators (TIs) are one such EWR mechanism.

The paper has been published to allow Title II Cooperating Sponsors a greater degree of flexibility in responding to emerging crises and shocks in their areas of operation, without the risk of potentially undermining advances being achieved by development interventions. While written specifically for recipients of Title II assistance, it has relevance for others working in the food security context.

Support for the development of the guide was provided by USAID's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance's Office of Food for Peace and Bureau for Global Health's Office of Health, Infectious Disease and Nutrition.

The guide can be downloaded from FANTA's website at http://www.fantaproject.org

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Trigger Indicators and Early Warning and Response Systems. Field Exchange 33, June 2008. p16. www.ennonline.net/fex/33/trigger