23 June 2014
The Kenya market watch report is produced by the VAM unit of the World Food Programme Kenya on a monthly basis. Wholesale price data for maize (which is Kenya’s staple) and beans from the State Department of Agriculture (SDA) for Eldoret, Kitale, Nairobi, Kisumu, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kitui, Malindi and Taveta are analysed. The Nairobi, Mombasa and Nakuru markets are indicative for urban consumers. Kisumu is a large urban market located in a deficit area with marginal agricultural productivity. Eldoret and Kitale markets are in high potential areas and located in the western Kenya grain ‘basket’ zone. Kitui, Malindi and Taveta markets are located in south-eastern and coastal marginal agricultural zones which are also deficit areas. Taveta is a crucial cross-border trade point (Kenya-Tanzania). There are large regional differentials in prices of all commodities across Kenya, with the highest prices experienced in the marginal arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya. The update is divided into three sections: price trends analysis, production and import situation, and other issues including: Inflation, fuel pump prices and policy news.
30 April 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.
1 June 2013
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.
31 May 2013
WFP’s household food security and outcome monitoring looks at food security indicators among beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries across the livelihood zones.
31 December 2012
WFP’s household food security and outcome monitoring looks at food security indicators among beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries across the livelihood
31 October 2011
This note provides an update on the expected weather conditions for the Horn of Africa in the run-up and during the next growing season which will start from mid-September and last until mid-January. It is based on seasonal forecasts which predict three month rainfall totals and three month average temperature up to four months in advance. Hence, currently available forecasts already cover the upcoming growing season.
31 July 2011
The Market Analysis Sub-group of the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (FSNWG) monitors cross-border trade of 88 food commodities and livestock in 26
cross-border markets in eastern Africa in order to quantify the contribution of formal and informal cross-border trade to food security in the region.
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