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Market Prices

The availability of good quality market price data plays a fundamental role in enhancing market transparency, competitiveness and the more equitable sharing of benefits between market participants. Market price data are central in promoting agricultural development and in improving food security, especially for small-scale producers and traders, who sometimes have limited access to and understanding of them.

Despite the relevance of price data, the practices and methodologies adopted for price data collection, analysis and dissemination in many developing countries suffer from various limitations. Recognizing the existing knowledge and capacity gaps, the AMIS Secretariat is implementing different research studies and developments.

These activities include:

  1. The review of existing literature and the selection of relevant methodologies and guidelines to be used by market price data producing agencies, in particular in developing countries (funded by the project “Strengthening Agricultural Market Information Systems Globally and in Selected Countries using innovative methods and digital technology”, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
  2. The development of specific guidelines on statistical methodologies for the collection, processing and dissemination of market price data (funded by the project “Strengthening Agricultural Market Information Systems Globally and in Selected Countries using innovative methods and digital technology”, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
  3. The development of a Quality Assessment Framework for agricultural market information systems, to be used for evaluation purposes for instance (funded by the project “Strengthening Agricultural Market Information Systems Globally and in Selected Countries using innovative methods and digital technology”, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
  4. The implementation of a set of studies to improve knowledge on price transmission between international and local markets (funded by IFAD)
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