Title: Evidence from the "Food Price Crowdsourcing in Africa" (FPCA) project in Nigeria
Authors: SOLANO HERMOSILLA GLORIAGENOVESE GIAMPIEROGOMEZ Y PALOMA SERGIO
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2020
JRC N°: JRC119475
ISBN: 978-92-76-14650-6 (online)
Other Identifiers: OP KJ-01-20-004-EN-N (online)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC119475
DOI: 10.2760/090550
Type: Conferences and workshops organized by the JRC
Abstract: This report presents a summary of the discussions that took place during the Food Price Crowdsourcing Africa (FPCA) workshop with relevant stakeholders at the EU Delegation of Abuja, Nigeria on the 24th September 2019. The workshop had a double purpose: (a) to provide an overview of the work done at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, in particular of the JRC-D4- Economics of Agriculture Unit’s activities in the areas of agriculture, trade, markets and development in Europe and Sub Saharan Africa, and (b) to present and exchange ideas and perspectives on the results of the FPCA project implemented in Nigeria between September 2018 and June 2019. The main objective of the FPCA project was to test a crowdsourcing or citizen-driven approach to collect, quality check, structure and make easily accessible in real-time through an online dashboard data on food prices at different stages of the food chain from voluntary data contributions of citizens of varying knowledge, heterogeneity and number, by using a smartphone app. Timely and reliable data on food prices are of interest to food supply chain participants as well as to government and other organisations to plan and implement appropriate interventions. The online price indicator dashboard is accessible at the following link (1): https://datam.jrc.ec.europa.eu/datam/mashup/FP_NGA/index.html
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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