Publications
Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
23 November 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
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
21 October 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.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
14 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.

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.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2009

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.