Publications
Market Analysis, Monitoring, Population Numbers and Sampling, Food Security Analysis
17 November 2014

WFP VAM publishes ‘Special Focus’ documents when an emerging food security issue deserves in-depth attention. Each ‘Special Focus’ bulletin provides essential elements of analysis for decision makers. Sources of information include WFP’s VAM  newtwork of VAM experts, and  our partners.

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.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2013
  • Food insecurity is likely to increase significantly during the next lean season due to two consecutive years of poor maize production, much reduced food stocks, low import capacity and a slowdown in economic recovery after a decade long economic recession and high unemployment rates.
  • Dollarization reduced inflation, capital flight and improved savings ability; but these benefits are being undermined by limited access to credit lines, low foreign reserves and reduced competitiveness of local products.
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 January 2008

This bulletin calculates the prices of Maize grain available on the open market in all monitored sites throughout the review period except in Murehwa where it was unavailable during week ending 18 January.

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.