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Title: JULY 2010: HOUSEHOLD FOOD BASKET BULLETIN
Date of publication: July 2010
Description/subject: "This report describes the ability of poor and vulnerable households in selected areas in Myanmar to meet their basic food needs. The report is produced by the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Unit at WFP Yangon. Data was collected with the help cooperating partners, including ADRA, World Vision, WHH, REAM, CARE, KMSS, OISCA, AMDA, PACT Myanmar, Save the Children, Metta, NAG, Shalom foundation and Field Staff from eight WFP sub-offices and two field offices. Market data related to household access to rice is collected on a monthly basis from WFP's current operational areas: Northern Rakhine State, Dry Zone-Magway, Northern Shan State: Lashio Areas, Kokang Special Region, Wa Special Region; Kachin State, Taunggyi area; and Yangon as shown in the adjacent map. The data collected includes rice prices, other commodities, and daily wages and employment opportunities."
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Food Programme, Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.67MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 October 2010


Title: MARCH 2010: HOUSEHOLD FOOD BASKET BULLETIN
Date of publication: March 2010
Description/subject: "This report describes the ability of poor and vulnerable households in selected areas in Myanmar to meet their basic food needs. The report is produced by the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Unit at WFP Yangon. Data was collected with the help cooperating partners, including ADRA, World Vision, WHH, REAM, CARE, KMSS, OISCA, AMDA, PACT Myanmar, Save the Children, Metta, NAG, Shalom foundation and Field Staff from eight WFP sub-offices and two field offices. Market data related to household access to rice is collected on a monthly basis from WFP's current operational areas: Northern Rakhine State, Dry Zone-Magway, Northern Shan State: Lashio Areas, Kokang Special Region, Wa Special Region; Kachin State, Taunggyi area; and Yangon as shown in the adjacent map. The data collected includes rice prices, other commodities, daily wages and employment opportunities..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Food Programme, Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (1.33MB)
Alternate URLs: http://documents.wfp.org/stellent/groups/public/documents/ena/wfp219600.pdf
Date of entry/update: 07 October 2010


Title: DECEMBER 2009: HOUSEHOLD FOOD BASKET BULLETIN
Date of publication: December 2009
Description/subject: "...This report describes the ability of poor and vulnerable households in selected areas in Myanmar to meet their basic food needs. The report is produced by the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Unit at WFP Yangon..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Food Programme, Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (3,6MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 October 2010


Title: AUGUST 2009: HOUSEHOLD FOOD BASKET BULLETIN
Date of publication: August 2009
Description/subject: This edition of the Food Basket Bulletin attempts to provide detailed analysis on food prices, casual labor employment and wages for the time period May – August 2009. * Section A is a summary of trends for the above mentioned four month period. This section attempts to identify areas / locations that have seen the highest increase or decrease in 3 food security performance indicators – rice prices, wage labor rates and employment. * Section B consists of a more detailed analysis at the village tract level for the period May-August 2009. This report describes the ability of poor and vulnerable households in selected areas in Myanmar to meet their basic food needs. The report is produced by the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Unit at WFP Yangon
Source/publisher: World Food Programme, Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (2.7MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 October 2010


Title: MAY 2009: HOUSEHOLD FOOD BASKET BULLETIN
Date of publication: May 2009
Description/subject: "This edition of the Food Basket Bulletin attempts to provide detailed analysis on food prices, casual labor employment and wages for 2 time periods: * Section A is based on an analysis of trends over relatively longer time-period. This period being the last week of September 2008 – March 2009. This section is divided into two parts with Part 1 dealing with rice price trends and Part 2 with labor and wage trends. A brief analysis of data from April has also been included at the conclusion of Part 1 and 2. * Section B consists of a more detailed analysis at the village tract level for the period January – March 2009 This report describes the ability of poor and vulnerable households in selected areas in Myanmar to meet their basic food needs. The report is produced by the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Unit at WFP Yangon."
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Food Programme, Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (752K)
Date of entry/update: 07 October 2010


Title: AUGUST-DECEMBER 2008: HOUSEHOLD FOOD BASKET BULLETIN
Date of publication: December 2008
Description/subject: This report describes the ability of poor and vulnerable households in selected areas in Myanmar to meet their basic food needs1, based on information up to December 2008. The report is produced by the Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping (VAM) Unit at WFP Yangon....Highlights August to December 2008: - Poor food access in Rakhine State is a cause for serious concern. Although rice prices decreased; fewer job opportunities and larger average HH size meant that the gap between income and expenditure grew. - In NRS it is estimated that current average wages and rice prices require that an average of 1.4 earners per household must work 6 days/week to earn the minimum necessary income for purchasing food. - In the Magway area (of Dry Zone) female-headed HH reported spending 100% of their income on food, but later in the year both genders were able to save - The price of rice in Kokang increased in August but plateaued in September and October. After the harvest, because of an increase in supply, prices decreased.
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Food Programme, Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (854MB)
Date of entry/update: 07 October 2010


Title: JUNE - JULY 2008: MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD FOOD BASKET BULLETIN
Date of publication: July 2008
Description/subject: This report attempts to describe the ability of poor and vulnerable households in selected areas in Myanmar to meet their basic food needs1, based on information up to 31st of July 2008. The coverage, which has been extended to the Delta Region after Cyclone Nargis, is based on monthly periodic reports produced by the Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping (VAM) Unit at WFP Yangon....Highlights June and July 2008 - The general trend in the price of food is still rising, though at a slower rate since Cyclone Nargis in May; - The price of rice increased significantly in the Delta in July, after a decrease in mid-May and June; - June saw the price of “cheap quality rice” diminish in Yangon from mid-May to July, but this trend is beginning to reverse, and the quality of this rice (which needed to be dried after rice stores were soaked during the cyclone) is improving; - Rising salt prices nationwide are still affecting household food baskets (though not significantly, given the small quantities purchased), although areas that weren’t relying solely on Myanmarproduced salt have shown no change (Northern Special Region (SR)1 for instance); - Cash crop field preparation has been delayed in Magway Division due to the heavy rainfall that has resulted in the postponement of land preparation for greengram cultivation; - Fuel prices in Wa region are still increasing, though few effects have been reported on the price of food in general; - Food access in Rakhine State is cause for serious concern (wages are down and rice prices are up) as the gap between income and expenditures is widening at an alarming rate.
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Food Programme, Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (572K)
Date of entry/update: 07 October 2010


Title: MAY 2008: MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD FOOD BASKET BULLETIN
Date of publication: May 2008
Description/subject: This report attempts to describe the ability of poor and vulnerable households in selected areas in Myanmar to meet their basic food needs1, based on information up to 31st of May 2008. The coverage, which has been extended to the Delta Region after Cyclone Nargis, is based on monthly periodic reports produced by the Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping (VAM) Unit at WFP Yangon....Highlights May 2008 - Rice prices generally increased locally in May(from 5 to 25%), not only as an effect of Nargis: the seasonal trend is usually for prices to increase during the lean season (April-August); - As a direct result of the cyclone, the price of rice increased in Yangon (city) by at least 20%, after a shock increase in the first week; - In the Delta, the rice price has returnedto normal, even lower than usual (though one may wonder about household purchasing capacity), due to the massive arrival of commodities via humanitarian aid; - Salt prices were affected by the cyclone nationwide(hiccup in the price detected in Kokang SR1)due to damage to the salt industry in the Delta area; - Fuel costs have almost returnedto normal in Eastern Shan State; - The field preparation period has started in Lashio area, providing better wages (up 25-35%, to 3,300 Kyats per day in Mone Koe)and higher employment (4-6 days minimum); - Rakhine State’s poor households are falling rapidlyinto poverty and destitution (the gap between income and expenditures widened in May from 5,700 to 5,800 Kyats weekly).
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Food Programme, Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (584K)
Date of entry/update: 07 October 2010


Title: APRIL 2008: MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD FOOD BASKET BULLETIN
Date of publication: April 2008
Description/subject: This report aims to describe the ability of poor and vulnerable households in selected areas in Myanmar in meeting their basic food needs1 during the month of April, 2008. It is based on monthly periodic reports produced by the Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping (VAM) Unit at WFP Yangon....Highlights April 2008 ¾ Certain areas show deterioration in terms of employment and wages, but with little effect on household economy, as accumulated savings from previous months have allowed for survival (Kokang, most of Lashio and Taunggyi areas). Other regions show increased distress due to a rise in rice prices and a decrease in employment (NRS, certain locations of Lashio and Taunggyi area); ¾ Yenanchaung, in the Dry Zone, which was heavily affected after the flood of July 2007, seems to have recovered now. Pakhangyi, though less affected and more agriculture-oriented, is entering a lean period of lower wages and reduced employment; ¾ Due to petrol supply cuts in Wa Special Region 2, fuel prices in certain areas are the underlying cause for an increase in the price of goods (15 Yuan for a liter of diesel resulted in a 60% increase of the price rice of 60%); ¾ With the exception of Rathedaung Township, which shows higher wages than in 2007, Northern Rakhine State is faring worse now than in April 2007: all three townships are in an exceptionally worrying state due to low wages, low employment and no assets to rely on.
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Food Programme, Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (540K)
Date of entry/update: 07 October 2010


Title: MARCH 2008: MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD FOOD BASKET BULLETIN
Date of publication: March 2008
Description/subject: This report attempts to describe the ability of poor vulnerable households in selected areas in Myanmar in meeting their basic food needs1 during the month of March 2008. It is based on the monthly periodic reports produced by the Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping (VAM) Unit in WFP Yangon....Highlights March 2008 * Rice prices continue to remain high following the sharp increase in December 2007. In some areas where the prices have eased, wages have also fallen, maintaining the pressure felt by poor households. * Food security in NRS continues to be in a precarious state. Most of the landless households have had insufficient income to cover their food needs and have relied heavily on alternative coping mechanisms in the past several months. Severe hardship during the coming lean season is now almost a certainty. * In Kokang Special Region 1, employment opportunity decreased thus did the average income. Despite this, most of the poor households are still able to cover the basic food cost. * In Magway area, Yenanchaung finally shows a sign of recovering from the devastating effects of flooding. Female-headed households, however, remain below the survival line and need close monitoring. * New data collection in Kachin State provides a snap-shot of what could be a positive picture of income vs. expenditures balance; rice price is relatively steady and wages are higher than the national average. * In Mandalay, the increase in rice price is pushing more female-headed households below survival thresholds.
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Food Programme, Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (470K)
Date of entry/update: 07 October 2010


Title: FEBRUARY 2008: MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD FOOD BASKET BULLETIN
Date of publication: February 2008
Description/subject: This report attempts to describe the ability of poor vulnerable households in selected areas in Myanmar in meeting their basic food needs1 during the month of February 2008. It is based on the monthly periodic reports produced by the Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping (VAM) unit in WFP Yangon....Highlights February 2008 * Rice price remains high in NRS, showing average 27% or 3600 K/household/week of increase compared withJanuary 2008. Poor households in Rathedaung and Buthidaung continue to face a large gap between their income and the cost of covering basic rice needs in the last two months, forced to adopt negative coping strategies such as taking loans. Increasing indebtedness early in the year may have a negative impact on further availiablity of credit for poor vulnerable households later in the year. There is a need to keep close monitoring in upcoming months. * Households in remote areas in Southern Shan State(Hsi Hsaing, Seik Kaung, Moe Bye) continue to be confronted by scarce employment opportunities and low wages, coupled with increased rice prices. * Food security Rural Dry Zone is still under severe pressure from increased rice price and decreased wages. Yenanchaung area needs particular attention, as it seems to suffer from chronic food insecurity. * In most of Kokang SR1 and Lashio area, households are able to manage to accrue much needed savings thanks primarily to high employment rateand lower prices. * Urban areas (Yangon and Mandalay) fare better since employment opportunities seem more stable.
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Food Programme, Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (816K)
Date of entry/update: 07 October 2010


Title: JANUARY 2008: MONTHLY HOUSEHOLD FOOD BASKET BULLETIN
Date of publication: January 2008
Description/subject: This report attempts to describe the ability of poor vulnerable households in selected areas in Myanmar in meeting their basic food needs1 during the month of January 2008. It follows the monthly periodic reports produced by the Vulnerability Analysis & Mapping (VAM) unit in WFP Yangon....Highlights January 2008 ¾ Rice price increases up to 37% in Maungdaw forces many NRS households to adopt negative coping strategies. There is anecdotal evidence of out migration to Bangladesh. Increasing indebtedness early in the year could jeopardize future availability of credit. Covering basic rice needs costs between 70-87% more than last year in January ’07. There is a need to closely monitor the situation in upcoming months ¾ Households in remote areas in Lashio (Man Tone and Mon Koe areas) and Taunggyi (Bikin) continue to face difficulties in covering their rice needs, often spending up to 100% or more of their expenditures only on food. ¾ Households in Kokang and Lashio fare better in terms of meeting their basic rice needs in January primarily due to increased employment opportunities and lower rice prices. ¾ Households in Yenanchaung faced withincreases in rice prices and scarce employment opportunities experienced a downward trend in their ability to meet their rice needs. This report includes three additional areas where market information is being collected, namely, Kachin State where WFP has just started new operations, Yangon and Mandalay urban markets....
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Food Programme, Myanmar
Format/size: pdf (805K)
Date of entry/update: 07 October 2010