Publications
Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
31 August 2012

Atypical drought conditions in the US causes wheat, maize and soya prices to soar (figure 1). According to data record-ed by the World Bank in July 2012, wheat increased by 50%, maize by 45% and soya by 30% since mid-June 2012. By contrast, rice prices remained stable until July 2012. Compared to the 5-year average, maize, soya and wheat increased by 59%, 44% and 31%, respectively, and rice increased only by 8%. A new bullish phase in inter-national markets could impact regional markets and the food access of West African households already affected by the current nutrition and food crisis.

Emergency Assessments, Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
31 July 2012

Cette mission a pour objectif général d'évaluer les effets de la crise alimentaire au Sahel sur les conditions de vie des ménages et sur le fonctionnement des marchés des localités du Nord Bénin et du Nord Togo.

  • Les objectifs spécifiques sont:
  • L’évaluation de la sécurité alimentaire et des moyens d’existence des ménages ;
  • L’évaluation du fonctionnement des marchés dans les localités ciblées ;
  • L’identification des ménages les plus à risque (ou les poches de vulnérabilité) vers lesquels une assistance alimentaire pourrait être dirigée ;
  • La proposition d’actions appropriées pour améliorer la sécurité alimentaire des ménages dans les milieux évalués au regard du diagnostic qui en sera établi.
Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
28 June 2012

The assessment relies on secondary data from national market information systems. Primary  data collection took place in May 2012 in a total of  42 markets in Burkina Faso (14 markets), Cote d’Ivoire (7 markets), Ghana (3 markets), Mali (15 markets) and Togo (3 markets).  Data collection tools included a market questionnaire, a trader questionnaire and a transporter questionnaire. Primary data collection did not take place in northern Mali due to insecurity.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2008

This bulletin provides members of the regional-level Food Security and Nutrition and decision-makers in West Africa with an overview of the food security situation, including the impliaction of international and sub-regional market trends. On West African ma

Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
31 May 2006

Analysis was set to identify missing or poor information on national markets , cross-border trade and variables underlying the pricing of products needed to food security of the Sahel.