Publications
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.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
11 November 2014

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.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2014

Highlights:

  • In May 2014, the general Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 307.99. The Food CPI was 368.45, with breads and cereals at 363.67. The general inflation rate had increased by 114% from the same month three years earlier (May 2011).
  • The average nominal retail prices of wheat flour and rice for October 2014 were SYP115/kg and SYP199/kg, respectively. This represents an increase of 187% (wheat flour) and 358% (rice) on October 2011 prices.
  • October’s average nominal retail prices for public and shop bread were SYP33/kg and SYP66/kg, respectively – rises of 10% (public) and 5% (shop) on the previous month.
  • The average price for diesel in October was SYP142/litre, with a cylinder of butane gas costing SYP2,552/25kg). Between September and October 2014, the retail price of diesel underwent a significant increase of 14%, with a cylinder of butane up 5%. This represents an increase of 43% for diesel and 7% for butane in comparison to October 2013 prices.
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.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
14 October 2014

The Global Food Security Update provides an overview of the food security trends in 57 countries in six regions and offers an outlook for the 3-6 months following its release. It is based on food security monitoring reports, updates from WFP’s regional and country-based Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) units and a review of secondary information.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Droughts, Emergencies, Food Security Analysis
30 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.