Publications
Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
1 August 2014

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.

Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
30 April 2014

WFP has been using voucher assistance in Darfur since 2011 and has progressively expanded the use of cash and vouchers since then. In 2014, WFP planned to further expand its activities to several new locations and to almost double the transfer value in Darfur compared to the year before. 
The overall objective of this market assessment was a) to assess the capacity and potential of Darfur’s local markets for cash voucher programming and to compare with the 2014 expansion plans; b) to estimate the impacts of the planned 2014 voucher expansion on local markets and prices; and c) to review the impact of the 2011-2013 voucher programme on markets in Darfur in terms of prices, local production, market integration, etc.
The findings of this study rely on field visits and primary data collection, secondary data review, and the implementation of two econometric models to estimate if food security outcomes of vulnerable people in Darfur may be leveraged by means of market interventions and the impact on local prices of WFP operations in Fasher.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 September 2013

This quarterly bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and their potential impacts on the cost of the food basket and is a compliment to the Monthly Market Update produced by FAO/SIFSIA/Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries.

Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
31 March 2013

The first part of the analysis relies on secondary data, including WFP reports and relevant background literature, cereal balance sheets, production data and price time-series. Additionally, primary data collection was undertaken, following a field visit in October 2012, to develop questionnaires to analyse different markets in town, and assess traders in the specific, so to provide an overview of Nyala trading environment. The final section tackles cost comparison between food baskets delivered by means of different transfer modalities in terms of efficiency and effectiveness.
Market assessment findings and recommendations will be followed-up by a Technical Committee that includes WFP, the State Ministries of Agriculture & Forestry (SMoAF) and of Finance (SMoF), and the Humanitarian Aid Commission (HAC) to evaluate and eventually address reasons of concern related to possible drawbacks of market-based interventions in vulnerable IDPs camps close to Nyala, and avoid negative trickle down effects in the town markets. Awareness meetings with IDPs chiefs and population will set the stage to potential market-based interventions.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2012

This quarterly bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and their potential impacts on the cost of the food basket and is a compliment to the Monthly Market Update produced by FAO/SIFSIA/Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 June 2011

This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and their potential impacts on the cost of the food basket and is a compliment to the Monthly Market Update produced by FAO/SIFSIA/Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 June 2010

This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and their potential impacts on the cost of the food basket and is a compliment to the Monthly Market Update produced by FAO/SIFSIA/Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.