Publications
Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
18 December 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, 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
24 October 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.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
18 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, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2013
  • Food insecurity is likely to increase significantly during the next lean season due to two consecutive years of poor maize production, much reduced food stocks, low import capacity and a slowdown in economic recovery after a decade long economic recession and high unemployment rates.
  • Dollarization reduced inflation, capital flight and improved savings ability; but these benefits are being undermined by limited access to credit lines, low foreign reserves and reduced competitiveness of local products.
Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 September 2013

Zimbabwe - Food Security Brief, 2013

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
7 January 2013

Zimbabwe - Food Security Brief, 2012

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
28 February 2012

Southern Africa - Regional Food Security Updates, 2012

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 July 2011

Data was collected by a network of border monitors based at selected border points. Borders throughout the region have been surveyed and the most active and important borders have been selected for monitoring. The border monitors record data on prices and trade flows on a daily basis, and transmit it to a central location every week for collation and analysis. Currently, the informal cross border trade monitoring system includes 29 borders, with new borders being added as necessary. Data from borders surrounding Malawi are collected and managed by FEWS NET and WFP Malawi, while the rest of the borders are managed by the TSC.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
23 June 2011

Southern Africa - Regional Food Security Updates, 2011