Publications
Baseline Assessments, Coping Strategies, Crop and Food Assessments, Crop Production, Emergency Assessments, Food Consumption, Initial Assessment, Livelihoods, Livestock Prices, Market Analysis, Monitoring, National Capacity, Population Numbers and Sampling, Qualitative Analysis, Refugees and IDPs, Terms of Trade, Urban Food Insecurity, Food Security Analysis
25 May 2015

The Food Security Analysis factsheet provides key information on the various aspects of Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping work at WFP, the different assessment tools, specific initiatives and key facts for 2015.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 April 2015
  • During April 2015 compared to March 2015, the average retail prices of wheat flour increased by 9.9 percent and rice by about 19.6 percent. Compared to 2011, the average monthly price of wheat flour and rice registered significant increases of 260 percent and 434 percent, respectively.
  • During the current reporting period, Deir-ez-Zor market recorded the highest price for wheat flour and rice (mainly due to poor food supply, high food demands and insecurity).
  • In besieged areas wheat flour and rice remain well above the average price of the country (high by 669 percent for wheat flour and 560 percent for rice).
Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2014
  • In December 2014, the average nominal retail prices of wheat flour and rice were SYP117/kg and SYP202/kg, respectively. From May 2014 to December 2014 - an increase of 14.3 percent in the price of wheat flour and 20 percent in the retail price of rice were recorded. When compared to 2011 price level, the retail price trends show significant increases (192% for wheat flour and by 387% for rice).

  • The average nominal retail prices of (public and shop) bread were SYP34/kg and SYP65/kg, respectively. Since May 2014 the average retail prices of both type of bread rose by approximately 50 percent.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Population Numbers and Sampling, Food Security Analysis
23 November 2014

WFP VAM publishes ‘Special Focus’ documents when an emerging food security issue deserves in-depth attention. Each ‘Special Focus’ bulletin provides essential elements of analysis for decision makers. Sources of information include WFP’s VAM  newtwork of VAM experts, and  our partners.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 October 2014

The Special Focus series provide latest information on countries, regions or key initiatives that are of high importance and/or concern from a food security and humanitarian perspective.

Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
10 April 2014

The response to the Syrian crisis in Jordan is becoming increasingly more sophisticated with the implementation at scale of WFP’s food voucher programme. This study offers insights into the economics of the food voucher programme—documenting its direct and indirect effects on the Jordanian economy. Findings of this study rely on secondary data, field visits, and the implementation of an input-output model. Key sources of data include WFP’s emergency operation office, retailers participating in the food voucher programme, academia, NGOs, Board of Commerce and the Ministry of Planning.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Droughts, Emergencies, Food Security Analysis
31 March 2014

The Special Focus series provide latest information on countries, regions or key initiatives that are of high importance and/or concern from a food security and humanitarian perspective.

Emergency Assessments, Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 January 2013

The Special Focus series provide latest information on countries, regions or key initiatives that are of high importance and/or concern from a food security and humanitarian perspective.

Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2008

This study analyzes the food markets of Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, and Yemen (ME-ODC Countries), to better understand their dynamics, particularly in light of the sudden flare in food prices.