This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and their potential impacts on the cost of the food basket and is a compliment to the Monthly Market Update produced by FAO/SIFSIA/Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries. Please see Annex 1 for more information on the approach which follows the one used in the HQ produced Quarterly Bulletin covering 60 countries.
Staples contribute 40-80 percent of energy intake for the most vulnerable population groups in developing countries. Therefore, even a small increase in staple food prices has a high impact on overall food consumption, especially when the food basket is composed of very few food items.
The bulletin covers eight states in Sudan over the period January to March 2011.