Publications
Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
1 August 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.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 January 2014

Malawi - Southern Africa Regional Food Security Updates, 2014

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
7 May 2013
  • The purchasing power of Malawians has deteriorated sharply as a result of economic measures taken in 2012. Following the devaluation of the local currency (Kwacha), the average monthly inflation rate has soared to 38% in February 2013. The price of maize, the main staple food, is more than double its price two years ago. Other important food commodities such as rice and beans have also experienced substantial price increases.
  • Despite efforts to curb down soaring living costs, social unrests have recently heightened, raising concerns about socio-political stability.
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.

Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2008

This report, based on detailed literature review and discussions with selected key informants, presents a summary of current evidence and understanding of the impact of HFP (High Food Prices) in the Southern Africa region.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 November 2008

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.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2007

These reports are based on data 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.

Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
30 June 2007

This study was conducted to to determine which response options are most appropriate. In addition to market functioning the study also accounted for Household preferences for food, cash or a mix of both; Intra household control over resources and decision.