Publications
Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
1 July 2014

The mVAM project is piloting food security data collection from households through short mobile phone surveys, using live telephone interviews and an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system. The pilot project monitors a panel of some 600 households in total in Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia for a period of 12 months.

The short surveys ask questions about people’s food security and coping strategies used. The objective of the pilot is to learn about the suitability of voice calls for survey research in the humanitarian world, and to see if voice calls can make food security monitoring surveys more time and cost efficient. The high frequency data collected is used to track trends in vulnerability and support decision making processes.

Monthly data collection began in the Democratic Republic of Congo in February 2014 and in Somalia in May 2014. Datasets and bulletins will be posted on this site.

The project is supported by the Humanitarian Innovation Fund.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2013

République Démocratique du Congo - Suivi des prix des principaux produits alimentaires, 2013

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 June 2013

République Démocratique du Congo - Bulletin trimestriel d’information sur la sécurité alimentaire, 2013

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2012

Bulletin mensuel de suivi des prix des produits alimentaires en RDC

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 July 2012

Democratic Republic of Congo - Bulletin trimestriel d'information sur la sécurité alimentaire, 2012

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2011

Democratic Republic of Congo - Bulletin trimestriel d'information sur la sécurité alimentaire, 2011

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.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2010

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.

Coping Strategies, Crop Production, Food Consumption, Livelihoods, Market Analysis, Monitoring, Terms of Trade, Food Security Analysis
11 October 2010

The Food Security Bulletin is published routinely by WFP or with WFP's participation. It contains a summary of information on food security trends. Information is synthesise and analysed from primary and secondary data sources.

Coping Strategies, Crop Production, Food Consumption, Livelihoods, Market Analysis, Monitoring, Terms of Trade, Food Security Analysis
4 March 2010

The Food Security Bulletin is published routinely by WFP or with WFP's participation. It contains a summary of information on food security trends. Information is synthesise and analysed from primary and secondary data sources.