Food Price in Africa
In Africa, daily expenditure for food is the largest component in the family budget. Food prices are therefore important components to evaluate the food accessibility and consequently the food security. Food market transparency, fair competition, fair trade and composition of added value along the food chain are also strictly linked to food prices. The aim of the present study is to better understand new data collection methods (crowdsourcing and mobile phones potentiality) for filling the gap in the availability of timely, accurate, cost-efficient and high frequency food price data in Africa.
When and Where
- Better farmers ans consumers positioning (bargaining power, well informed decision-making);
- Contribution to policy-making (e.g. from price transmission analysis).