Publications
Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
25 March 2015

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
28 February 2015

Between July 2013 and January 2014, maize was the primary crop sold by farmers in the data sample and represented the main share of supplies in northern, central, and southern areas of Tanzania. In western regions of the country, beans were the main product supplied by monitored farmers.
Nearly 40% of farmers who contributed to data monitoring relied on just one or two marketing channels for selling their produce; 25% of farmers recorded no sales throughout the reporting period. Only 10 farmers (40% of the sample) supplied their products to P4P-supported farmers' organizations (FOs).
With the exception of sales through FOs, no clear relationship was found between the farmer’s choice and the price differentials of marketing channels. The local market was the main channel in northern areas regardless of price differences to other markets. In southern regions, the farm gate was the main marketing channel for maize during harvest, although prices were lower than at other selling points.
On the other hand, farmers chose to sell through FOs only when prices were more advantageous prices as compared to other marketing channels in their respective locality.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
26 February 2015

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
31 December 2014

This bulletin summarises the various issues related to food and nutrition security in the southern Africa region in order to present a concise update on a monthly basis.
Information is collected from various sources including Governments, UN, FEWSNET, NGOs and other Partners.

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 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
30 June 2011

Community and Household Surveillance monitoring system (CHS) is a recognized and a credible outcomes and food security monitoring tool. The primary objective of CHS is to determine the impact of food assistance on targeted households and to monitor food insecurity and livelihood trends of vulnerable groups. The first two rounds of CHS took place in December 2008 and May 2010 respectively. This is the third round, which took place in June 2011 and covered only Nyarugusu camp as other camps are already closed. A total of 343 household interviews were conducted.

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.

Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 May 2010

The primary objective of CHS is to determine the impact of food assistance on targeted households and to monitor food insecurity and livelihood trends of vulnerable groups.

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.