Food Security Information Network Review of Global Food Price Databases (2015)

Post date Monday, 3 August, 2015 - 13:06
Document Type Report
Content Themes Cash and Vouchers, Markets
Sources Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET), FAO, WFP
Filed under Cash and Markets

As part of a three-phase project, FSIN sponsored a comparative study of the globally managed cross-country price and market information systems to assess complementarities and overlaps. This report contains a review of these databases in terms of data collection, quality control mechanisms, management, use, analysis methods and tools. It includes recommendations to improve the integration and harmonization of the FAO, WFP and FEWS NET databases, in order to improve efficiency and enhance inter-operability.

A second phase is underway to begin implementing these recommendations, identify gaps in existing guidance, and review how market price data are collected and used in selected countries. The ultimate objective of the project is to facilitate national capacity development on FSN information systems based on expressed demands.