Project

Market Study of Agriculture Produces


Location: Kabul, Nangarhar

Duration: 10 months (July 2011- March 2012)

Client: Comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development Facility (CARD-F) Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation & Livestock

Total Staff no: 72

This market study has examined recent trends in Kabul and Jalalabad across three key agricultural value chains; horticulture, edible oils and livestock & dairy. The study findings are based on the collation of information through a survey of over 226 market operators supported by three focus group discussions and interviews with government agencies. The survey instrument used was structured to capture detailed information on the range of produce, their origin, volumes, prices and margins and distribution and packaging. A particular feature of the market survey has been the focus on seasonality and the dependency on imported produce. The purpose of the focus groups was to examine key constraints and explore ideas to enhance domestic supply and increase local producers’ share of the market. Broader regulatory issues were explored through discussions with the respective value chain quality boards.

- Conducted a survey of over 226 market operators supported by three focus group discussions and interviews with government agencies.

- Development of a structured survey instrument which was used to capture detailed information on the range of produce, their origin, volumes, prices and margins and distribution and packaging.

- Conducted discussions on broader regulatory issues with the respective value chain quality boards.

- Collation of survey results.