Publications
Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
26 February 2015

The WFP Seasonal Monitor examines satellite imagery of rainfall and vegetation in order to assess the development of the growing season and how such conditions might impact the lives and livelihoods of the resident populations. Real time satellite data streams and seasonal forecasts are analyzed to highlight potential developments that may be of  humanitarian concern.

This Seasonal Monitor webpage provides real time satellite data streams and seasonal forecasts to highlight changes in the progression of the agricultural season that may be of concern. This analysis is also presented in Power Point and report format.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
12 February 2015

Maize was the primary crop marketed by farmers in the monitored sample, counting 85Mt and 74% of total supplies. Moreover, it was the main product selected farmers channeled through P4P-supported Farmers Organizations (FOs) between June 2013 and May 2014.
Trends of sale volumes suggest that the allocation of main commodities across marketing channels varied greatly throughout the data collection.
Price differentials seemed to drive farmers' selection of preferred marketing channels. The price elasticity of supply (PES) confirms that those farmers who had access to multiple selling points mainly chose those channels which offered higher prices.
P4P-supported contracting overall involved 20% of monitored farmers only, who benefitted from the possibility to diversify sales and to sell at higher prices than farmers who did not sell through FOs.
Maize sales through the P4P-supported FOs in the data sample particularly increased during the harvest season when prices paid to FOs were above those received through other marketing channels. Price differentials during other months were more advantageous for sales through local markets and at farm gate.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 January 2015

This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and their potential impacts on the cost of the basic food basket.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 November 2014

Every month, WFP and FAO issue an information note on food security trends and humanitarian implications in West Africa. The bulletin offers analysis of food availability international and regional market trends, and provides updates on household food security in the region. Recommendations are made for humanitarian interventions. The bulletin is published in both French and English.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2013

Every month, WFP and FAO issue an information note on food security trends and humanitarian implications in West Africa. The bulletin offers analysis of food availability international and regional market trends, and provides updates on household food security in the region. Recommendations are made for humanitarian interventions. The bulletin is published in both French and English.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
29 January 2013

Every month, WFP and FAO issue an information note on food security trends and humanitarian implications in West Africa. The bulletin offers analysis of food availability international and regional market trends, and provides updates on household food security in the region. Recommendations are made for humanitarian interventions. The bulletin is published in both French and English.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2012

This Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System provides an update on food security and nutritional situation in Northern Ghana; focusing on average production, food prices trends and health and malnutrition.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2011

Every month, WFP and FAO issue an information note on food security trends and humanitarian implications in West Africa. The bulletin offers analysis of food availabily, international and regional market trends, and provides updates on household food security in the region. Recommendations are made for humanitarian interventions. The bulletin is published in both French and English.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 June 2011

This Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System provides an update on food security and nutritional situation in Northern Ghana; focusing on average production, food prices trends and health and malnutrition.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2010

This Food Security and Nutrition Monitoring System provides an update on food security and nutritional situation in Northern Ghana; focusing on average production, food prices trends and health and malnutrition.