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, 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
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.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
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.

Food Consumption, Livelihoods, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2012

WFP’s household food security and outcome monitoring looks at food security indicators among beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries across the livelihood
zones.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
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.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
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.