Joint Market and Supply Chain Update (WFP)

Sept 2011

The people who cover the SL section are the most lazy.

Laughable to say the least, its a cut and paste job most weeks. Gives the price of watermelon and fuel in SL, then goes on to say the price of petrol in Garowe went up by 25% without giving any figures. Last week they said the supply of water is good in SL, this week no mention of it whilst everywhere else shortages in water supply is mentioned. The fact its been raining in SL for the past month or two is mentioned as a hindrance to roads rather than a boon for farming and water supply.

The Puntland section is peculiar.


Supply of food items from upstream markets to
downstream markets is ongoing smoothly throughout Puntland.

Furthermore, cross-border trade with Ethiopia
is open and goods are moving smoothly from both sides.


In addition, vegetable oil increased from $4.5 to $5 per 3Litre container due to low supply from source markets. Interviewed traders confirmed that container volumes coming into Bossaso port from source markets have drastically reduced.

In Garowe, prices of livestock are increasing due to limited availability of saleable animals.

There is scarcity of fruits in most markets except watermelons and avocados.

Prices of vegetables are increasing in most markets throughout Puntland due to low availability resulting from limited supply from southern production regions and crossborder trade.

hoohoo! Khat supply is going smoothly. And we are really interested to know the particular dirt-road that connects between two villages in Somaliland. Who knows, it is a national lifeline for SL I guess. :joy:

You would think Berbera port traffic information would be pertinent here given the WFP’s reliance on it and how easily the data is available.

No mention of water the supply situation in Somaliland either. Let them drink Coke!

I think the SL gov’t should introduce a check & balance reviews for Int’l organisations and their reporting. Probably a once a quarter review of all the reports submitted by these organisations and request for sources and references.

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“Cross border between Ethiopia and Somaliland is ongoing”. Cross border trade, or cross border war? The thing is not even proof read by them. That line was in last weeks report too just simple cut and paste job. It’s not only trade that passes between the two countries, there is humanitarian aid, is that going smoothly?

Is some one seriously cutting a salary cheque for this lousy report?

According to this update.

“In Garowe, prices of livestock are increasing due to limited availability of saleable animals. For instance, local quality goat prices increased from $70 to $80 per head.”

According to a pastoralist on the ground.

“Our goats are too weak, they can’t be milked, sold or slaughtered for meat. A well fed goat fetches only $25-$30 in Garowe now."

Either the move to relocate all NGOs and UN agencies back to Mogadishu a few years ago has really hurt the ability of these agencies to carry objective and accurate reporting/work outside of Mogadishu or there is some other agenda.

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Absolutely. The UN is a corrupted organisations in general and some organisation within the UN are legendary in their incompetency.

But what SL gov’t does in terms of shedding light and calling them out is what really is needed today. There should be a whole team dedicated for this, naming and shaming, like a UN WatchDog.

The local SL staff in these UN organisations just play along and are mostly powerless. The SL gov’t should give them protection if they get sacked for whistleblowing.

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Apparently there is no trade at Berbera Port according to WFP monthly update.
Jan 1 - 14 2022

This weeks edition.

In Somaliland a medium sized watermelon decreased slightly from 38.500 SL SH to 38,000 SL SH per piece (something they have been measuring for the past 400 years but good to know a watermelon in Ceerigaabo cost the same as one in Gabiley ;).

Meanwhile in Puntland no mention about the increase in the price of cooking gas which effects countless livelihoods and which the government had to issue a decree to try to stabilise!

The guy copy-pasting this every month should fired.:grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes::grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

Easy life when you can just cut and paste for a living!

When did Berbera become part of Buntland? :laughing:

Traders from Galmudug are sourcing imported food items from Berbera port due to reduced taxes by Somaliland Authorities.