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  • EC

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Bradley Smith
Programme Coordinator

Who's who

Magda Nassef Magda Nassef is UNEP Project Manager for Environment and Livelihoods and works on issues of environmental governance, pastoral livelihoods and markets and trade in Darfur

© Albert Gonzalez Farran/UNAMID

The purpose of the markets component of the UNEP/Tufts initiative is to improve monitoring and analysis of trade and markets in Darfur, and of the impact of the conflict on key commodities (cereals, livestock, cash crops and timber). This will help determine how livelihoods, economic recovery and peace-building can be supported through trade.

The specific objectives of this work are to:

  • Deepen analysis and understanding of how the conflict is impacting on trade and markets in Darfur, and therefore on livelihoods and the wider economy;
  • Provide policy and programming advice to state-level, national and international actors, on how livelihoods can be supported through support to trade and market infrastructure during protracted crisis and in preparation for eventual recovery;
  • Identify where trade provides a bridge between different livelihood and ethnic groups that may otherwise be hostile to one another, to identify opportunities for peace-building through trade. This will help to lay the foundations for the eventual recovery of Darfur’s economy when peace and stability are restored.

There are two components to the trade and markets programme:

  • Setting up a community-based organization (CBO) market monitoring network in North Darfur, in partnership with DRA, which will result in market monitoring bulletins which capture outcomes of analysis as well as a secure computer-based database of monitoring data;
  • Carrying out two in-depth studies into the trade in Darfur in cash crops and livestock, respectively, over a three year period.

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Publications

Research Reports

MARKET MONITORING BULLETINS - BRIEF

Central Darfur

- Trade and Market Bulletin, Central Darfur (June-August 2013)
[English]

North Darfur

- Trade and Market Bulletin, North Darfur (June-August 2013)
[English]

- Trade and Market Bulletin, North Darfur (Mar-May 2013)
[English]

West Darfur

- Trade and Market Bulletin, West Darfur (June-August 2013)
[English]

- Trade and Market Bulletin, West Darfur (Mar-May 2013)
[English]

MARKET MONITORING BULLETINS - LONG VERSION

Central Darfur

- Trade and Market Bulletin, Central Darfur – Vol 1/1 (June-Aug 2013)
[English]

North Darfur

- Trade and Market Bulletin, North Darfur – Vol 3/1 (Dec 2012-Feb 2013)
[English]

- Trade and Market Bulletin, North Darfur – Vol 2/4 (Sept-Nov 2012)
[English]

- Trade and Market Bulletin, North Darfur – Vol 2/4 (Sept-Nov 2012)
[English]

- Trade and Market Bulletin, North Darfur – Vol 2/3 (June-Aug 2012)
[English]

- Trade and Market Bulletin, North Darfur – Vol 2/2 (March-May 2012)
[English]-[Arabic]

- Trade and Market Bulletin, North Darfur - Vol 2/1 (Dec 2011-Feb 2012)
[English]

- Trade and Market Bulletin, North Darfur - Vol 1/4 (Sept-Nov 2011)
[English]

- Trade and Market Bulletin, North Darfur - Vol 1/3 (June-Aug 2011)
[English]

- Trade and Market Bulletin, North Darfur - Vol 1/2 (March-May 2011)
[English]

- Trade and Market Bulletin, North Darfur - Vol 1/1 (April 2011)
[English]-[Arabic]

- Cover note from DRA, 30 June 2011
[English]

West Darfur

- Trade and Market Bulletin, West Darfur – Vol 2/2 (June-Aug 2013)
[English]

- Trade and Market Bulletin, West Darfur – Vol 2/1 (March 2013-May 2013)
[English]

- Trade and Market Bulletin, West Darfur – Vol 1/4 (Dec 2012-Feb 2013)
[English]

- Trade and Market Bulletin, West Darfur - Vol 1/2 (June-Aug 2011)
[Arabic]

- Trade and Market Bulletin, West Darfur - Vol 1/1 (March-May 2012)
[English]