Markets and Cash Research Project: Preliminary findings 10 Nov 2009

Publish Date: 
November, 2009

This update outlines preliminary findings from WFP Nepal’s research project on food markets and cash interventions in the Mid and Far West Hills and Mountains (MFWHM). The study focuses on the trade corridor along the Karnali highway (Kalikot, Jumla and Mugu districts – see map) where markets do not function well and food prices are high. It aims to understand the barriers to effective markets in MFWHM and explore ways that WFP Cash for Work interventions might be used to stimulate markets, alongside other approaches.