Balbi FAO CIRAD 2010

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Balbi FAO CIRAD 2010

  1. 1. FAO/GIEWS Price Tool ( (73 Countries, 905 commodity time series) , y ) http://www.fao.org/giews/pricetool/
  2. 2. FAO/GIEWS Price Tool What’s in the database? • Staple food commodities (cereals, pulses, (cereals pulses meat products) • Monthly retail, wholesale or export prices •Selection of markets per country
  3. 3. FAO/GIEWS Price Tool What’s in the database? Supplementary info Staple food commodities • Per caput consumption, % of DES, (cereals, pulses, (cereals pulses meat products) SSR of commodity, varieties • Monthly retail, wholesale or • Source of data export prices •Selection of markets per • Geographic location (on map), country description of market (eg “Main market for wheat in north of country”)
  4. 4. FAO/GIEWS Price Tool What’s in the database? Supplementary info • Staple food commodities • Per caput consumption, % of DES, (cereals, pulses, (cereals pulses meat products) SSR of commodity • Monthly retail, wholesale or • Source of data export prices •Selection of markets per • Geographic location (on map), country description of market (eg “Main market for wheat in north of country”) What else? • Nominal or real • Local measures or conversion to Kg or tonnes • Local currency or conversion to USD
  5. 5. Eastern Africa
  6. 6. Southern Africa
  7. 7. Western Africa
  8. 8. Work in progress • Expansion of country/market coverage and length of series
  9. 9. Work in progress • Expansion of country/market coverage and length of series • Improvement of web tool design and functions
  10. 10. Work in progress • Expansion of country/market coverage • Improvement of web tool design and functions • Li k t other GIEWS trade and food security Links to th t d df d it information (production forecast, imports monitoring, cereal import bills, import parity prices) • Development of Web analysis tool
  11. 11. Analysis
  12. 12. Work in progress • Expansion of country/market coverage • Improvement of web tool design and functions • Li k t other GIEWS trade and food security Links to th t d df d it information (production forecast, imports monitoring, cereal import bills, import parity prices) • Development of analysis tool • Development of GIEWS periodic price-specific report
  13. 13. Work in progress • Expansion of country/market coverage and length of series • Improvement of web tool design and functions •Links to other GIEWS trade and food security information Links • Development of analysis tool • Development of GIEWS periodic price-specific report • Preparation of analytical studies by country/region
  14. 14. Sources of information and limitations • Irregular and in some cases unsustainable • Information is not update timely. For 31 countries in Africa : 35% updated to March 2010 26 % updated to February 2010 10 % to January 2010 29% older • Inconsistency of information among sources of information • Lack of standardization in terms of retail and wholesale prices for all commodities and markets • Weak dissemination of products

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