South Sudan + 2 more

Market Monitoring Profile: Eastern Equatoria Markets - Eastern Equatoria State (November 2016)


Key Findings

  • Insecurity has reduced local population access to crops this growing season, resulting in a highly dependent market population to meet food gaps.
  • Kenya has restricted food exports to South Sudan, causing markets to become heavily dependent on supply routes from Uganda.
  • Insecurity in the western part of the state, coupled with the depreciation of the South Sudanese Pound (SSP), has reduced traders’ ability to finance and transport large-scale supplies to the market despite increased demand.
  • Heavy taxation on both sides of the border and destination towns has also driven up prices on staple goods.