Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Tool at Country Level

Report
Republic of Tajikistan
Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Tool
Agency on Statistics Under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan
An FAO-Turkey Partnership Project
Lead by FAO Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS)
Mrs. Liliana Balbi, Senior Economist, FAO
Mr. Paul Racionzer, Agricultural Economist, FAO
With support from FAO EU-funded project “Support to Strengthening of
the National Food Security Information System in Tajikistan”
A BRIEF HISTORY
Benchmark international cereal prices
Soaring international food
prices 2007-2008
Rice
Wheat
Maize
What impact on domestic food prices?
Which countries most affected?
MONITORING FOOD PRICES FOR FOOD SECURITY
Food Price Monitoring and Analysis (FPMA)
In response to the soaring price event of 2007-08, the FAO GIEWS
intensified monitoring of staple food prices around the globe,
particularly in developing countries
 Collation of available consumer prices for staple foods
 Analysis of price trends
 Dissemination of information and analysis for early warning and in
support of timely adoption of policies to moderate price increases
MONITORING FOOD PRICES FOR FOOD SECURITY
Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Tool
 Staple food commodities
(cereals, pulses, …)
 Selected markets in each
country
 Monthly retail and wholesale
domestic prices and
international prices
Current data coverage (November 2014):
 85 countries;
 a total of 1193 domestic price series;
 43 international food price series
MONITORING FOOD PRICES FOR FOOD SECURITY
Global food price
monitor
 Monthly electronic bulletin
reviewing food price
developments at world,
regional and country level
MONITORING FOOD PRICES FOR FOOD SECURITY
FPMA website
 Country price alerts
 Regional price trend
analyses
 Food policy and market
news
 Market indicators
www.fao.org/giews/food-prices
MONITORING FOOD PRICES FOR FOOD SECURITY
Country Support:
Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Tool at Country Level
 In the successful global
price tool a good
potential was recognized
to strengthen countrylevel price monitoring
and analysis
MONITORING FOOD PRICES FOR FOOD SECURITY
Country Support:
Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Tool at Country Level
 The FAO-Turkey Partnership Programme (FTPP)
provided the opportunity to develop and implement an
adapted version of the Price Tool for country-level use in
three CIS countries – Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and
Tajikistan
 The project is lead by the FAO FPMA
 In Tajikistan the project has support from FAO EU-funded
project “Support to Strengthening of the National Food
Security Information System in Tajikistan”
MONITORING FOOD PRICES FOR FOOD SECURITY
Republic of Tajikistan
Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Tool
 Inception mission identified the Agency on Statistics
under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan (AoS) as
suitable host for the Price Tool
 National IT consultant recruited and trained in FAO Rome
for preparation of data and installation of the Tool
 Computer equipment for installation of the Tool has been
procured for installation in AoS
 Training of key specialists of the relevant structures in the
use of the tool for markets analysis
MONITORING FOOD PRICES FOR FOOD SECURITY
In Conclusion . . .
 The Price Tool in Tajikistan will
support AoS and all other
relevant stakeholders to improve
the quantity and quality of the
market and food security
information and analysis in the
country and to enhance its
relevance and utility and support
evidence-based decision-making
at all levels
MONITORING FOOD PRICES FOR FOOD SECURITY
What next?
 Finalize installation and historic data population of Price Tool version 1.1
(FAO/AoS)
 Ensure regular data update procedure in place (AoS)
 Ensure visibility of Price Tool via AoS website (AoS)
 Use the tool to enhance national market and food security information and
analysis (?)
 Be prepared for future versions!
Coming next:
•Weekly/daily data
•Additional statistical calculations
•Enhanced reporting features
Thank you

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