WFP expected more of its assistance programs to be delivered in the form of cash or vouchers
Why WFP needed to understand markets:
– Unreliable supply of food commodities, grown locally or not, can impact the purchasing power of the population not receiving vouchers
– In markets without competition, certain traders could manipulate prices
We proposed to study/model the commodity supply chain for Darfur intended to complement and inform current WFP and partners’ analysis by approaching the topic from the supply side.
Our study provided an in-depth examination of the cost drivers within the supply chain for food commodities, as well as the reliability of the supply across multiple markets.