28 April 2015
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.
12 February 2015
Maize was the primary crop marketed by farmers in the monitored sample, counting 85Mt and 74% of total supplies. Moreover, it was the main product selected farmers channeled through P4P-supported Farmers Organizations (FOs) between June 2013 and May 2014.
Trends of sale volumes suggest that the allocation of main commodities across marketing channels varied greatly throughout the data collection.
Price differentials seemed to drive farmers' selection of preferred marketing channels. The price elasticity of supply (PES) confirms that those farmers who had access to multiple selling points mainly chose those channels which offered higher prices.
P4P-supported contracting overall involved 20% of monitored farmers only, who benefitted from the possibility to diversify sales and to sell at higher prices than farmers who did not sell through FOs.
31 January 2014
The Ghana Country Office initiated this market assessment to examine the feasibility of food assistance programming that is based on cash, voucher or in-kind transfers in Ampain, Egyeikrom and Fetentaa and to provide WFP with essential information for decision-making in the context of deploying a combination of the above transfer modalities. More specifically, the objectives of the study were to:
- Examine the links between markets, household food security and livelihoods;
- Conduct competition analysis (e.g. hoarding and monopolies);
- Evaluate food traders’ capacity to respond to increased household purchasing power (e.g. storage facilities, duration of stocks and stock replenishment lead-time);
- Assess traders’ access to credit: channels and costs;
- Analyze food-insecure and vulnerable households’ effective demand (including physical access to markets, access to credit, purchasing power); and
- Evaluate macro risks e.g. inflation, supply shortage, financial institution failures, security problems or corruption.
14 December 2012
The overall objectives of this study was to assess markets in the Northern Regions (Tamale, WaleWale), the Upper East Region (Bolgatanga), and the Upper West Region (Wa) in order to provide WFP Ghana with the necessary information on whether a cash/voucher transfer could be implemented. The selected markets are located in the targeted areas and are supposed to be the main accessible markets to the targeted households
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.
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.
21 April 2011
The countries covered by the study include Benin, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal. Fieldwork took place from May to December 2010.The study is based on analysis of secondary data from national market information systems. Meetings took place with producers, consumers, traders, and technical staff. Debriefing meetings took place with key stakeholders in the different countries.
31 May 2010
This case study is conducted to provide an update on the effects of the global economic crisis in Ghana, as a follow-up of the rapid assessment undertaken in April 2009 . It aims at understanding how households are currently coping with the effects of the global financial crisis at a time when global economic growth is firming up.
31 May 2009
The direct impact of the global economic and financial crisis on households in Ghana, as of April 2009, is small but potentially large. According to the report, The most vulnerable households are smallholder farmers, particularly in the north.
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