Syria

Northwest Syria: Integrated Market Monitoring Initiative (IMMI) Bulletin Quarter 2 (Summer/Autumn Season), 2022 - Price Monitoring for Agriculture and Livestock Inputs

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Introduction

Price of agricultural inputs and food items is an overarching indicator that provides key information for many Food Security and Livelihood (FSL) activities. As an outcome of supply and demand forces, input price monitoring can give timely insight into many different drivers that influence the functioning of a market, and this is relevant for food assistance and agro-based livelihood programming. The scope of this initiative is based on qualitative and quantitative data collection that is used to monitor the price, availability, and affordability of agriculture and livestock inputs across the targeted geographical locations on a seasonal basis. Monitoring prices and trends of the cost value of selected crops and livestock inputs, provide evidence to inform the FSL Cluster, humanitarian partners/agency members in deciding on Cash Transfer Values for respective agricultural inputs/kits distributions over time and space to support crop and livestock holders aimed at improved agriculture production, the same way the standard food basket and survival minimum expenditure basket (SMEB) values inform cash transfer values for Food assistance programming.