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How to develop and use gender and empowerment-integrated market assessment surveys

The gender and empowerment-integrated market assessment questionnaires were initially produced by the WFP RBD VAM team for the 2016 Lake Chad Regional Market Assessment. The revised questionnaires and supplementary Technical Note, serve as good practice references for colleagues and partners intending to design gender and empowerment-integrated market assessments, either for WFP or cooperating partners.


How to use the VAM Country Report Portal

This tutorial describes how to access and login to the food price portal (available here) and how to upload prices.

It's been prepared for all you focal points responsible for uploading the food prices in your country. 

Specifically, it'll show you how to:

  • login to the website,
  • prepare your data using the country template, and, 
  • finalise and approve the data.


How to use the VAM Price Data Store

Here's a quick video introduction to VAM's Price data store (available here).  Check it out!

The price data store contains market price information on the most commonly consumed staple foods.  It aims to provide a source of information and analysis to aid anyone interested in food security and staple food price dynamics. 

Market Analysis Framework - Tools and Applications for Food Security Analysis and Decision-Making

WFP's Market Analysis Framework (MAF) provides a useful overview of various market analysis tools.  We reckon you ought to take a look.  It describes the analytical tools, what purpose(s) they serve, how they are related, and where to find the technical details on each of them.   


The Basics of Market Analysis for Food Security (2009)

Just getting started with market analysis for food security?  Check out this great primer created by our team in headquarters.  Click the image below to download the PDF directly.

Market Analysis Tool: Food Commodity Value Chains

Hey!  With this technical guidance sheet you'll be much better placed to conduct a practical value chain analysis.  So put on your market-anlysis hat and check it out!

Market Analysis Tool: How to Conduct a Trader Survey?

Want to know how to conduct a simple trader survey?  Of course you do!  That's why we've uploaded this technical guidance sheet.  

Estimating Household Net Seller Buyer Status

How do you work out whether a household is a netseller or a netbuyer of food?  This technical guidance sheet will help.  

It provides sufficient information to WFP Country Office and partner staff to identify and profile households as net-sellers and/or netbuyers of food within a specified time period, typically on a seasonal basis or over a year.


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