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World Food Programme (WFP)
This calendar has been developed to help better prepare for food-related emergencies. It works by combining the most authoritative data on seasonal hazards like floods, droughts, pests and cyclones with information about crop cycles and weather patterns.
The Calendar covers each of the 79 countries where WFP has a presence and has proved successful and popular where it was tried out during its development. In Haiti it was the basis for preparedness plans ahead of the 2010 hurricane season – seen at the time as the country’s biggest threat. When the earthquake struck, the calendar was instead first put to use identify disruption to the agricultural cycle.