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Niger - Profile of Cereal Markets, August 2005

With funding from the Strengthening Emergency Needs Assessment Capacity (SENAC) project, in June 2005 WFP launched a study of the cereal markets in Niger. The objectives were to gain a better understanding of how markets function, to develop tools for tracking market indicators and to explain the price fluctuations since the last harvest in October 2004. An interim report dealing with the latter issue was published on 17 August 2005. The current ‘market profile’ not only discusses the 2004/2005 price increases, but also with how the markets function and the tools for monitoring the markets.