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Nigeria: Market Assessment in Borno and Yobe States as part of multi-sectorial capacity assessment for Cash-Based Transfer programming - March 2017


Secondary data in the form of market prices of food commodities in Nigeria was obtained from FEWSNET. Primary data collection was carried out concurrently in 14 markets in Borno State and in 10 markets in Yobe State from the 16th to the 30th of November 2016. Two data collection tools were used: a trader questionnaire and a market questionnaire. The sample size for traders varied in the two states. In Borno State, one market questionnaire was administered to the head of the market/trader association while 3 retailers, 3 wholesale traders and 3 wholesale/retailer traders were interviewed in each market with the trader questionnaire. In addition to the ten main markets in Maiduguri and Jere, markets in Kondugu, Magumeri, Kaga and Gubio were also selected. The selection of markets for inclusion in the assessment was influenced by the prevailing security situation and as a result, only locations that were assessed by WFP security to be accessible were visited. Although Monguno was initially selected, the market could not be visited due to the occurrence of a security incident a day before the visit to the market. A total of 126 traders questionnaires were administered in Borno State.

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Assessment Date(s): 
16 Mar 2017
Report completed
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Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
World Food Programme
Cash Transfer Programming
Nigeria: Complex Emergency - 2014-2021