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Niger: Special Focus: Are abnormally high millet prices an early sign of a looming food crisis?

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Source: World Food Programme
Country: Niger
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  • Despite a good 2012/2013 crop year, local prices in Niger have not recovered from the 2011/2012 Sahel food crisis. The price of millet, the main staple, is above last year’s crisis levels and is expected to further increase in the coming months, during the lean season.

  • Most millet markets, particularly those in the main producing areas are on alert; above expected seasonal levels since the beginning of the 2012 harvest.

  • Disruption of food commodity trade with Nigeria, producer storage strategies and government procurement are maintaining millet prices high.


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