ASPIRES Support towards the Establishing of a Market Intelligence Unit (MIU)DOWNLOAD FILE
David Nyange, Elizabeth Mwambulukutu, Emmanuel Domonko, and Isaac Minde. ASPIRES Support towards the Establishing of a Market Intelligence Unit (MIU). ASPIRES Team, December 2016. Policy Reform Brief No. 3.
The establishment of the Market Intelligence Unit (MIU) will generate timely information not only on prevailing commodity prices in different markets, but also be able to provide a near accurate picture of current and forecast of commodity production and trade. Ultimately, MIU will contribute to improving agri-food marketing and trade policy through evidence based policy decisions.
ASPIRES is supporting the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in establishing and operationalizing the MIU. The primary mode of funding the MIU shall be the Government budget. However, ASPIRES will support the initial operations costs of the MIU offices, renovation of MIU office building and provision of MIU office equipment. ASPIRES will also build the capacity of MIU staff in data analysis and production of a quarterly market bulletins; and facilitate policy dialogue on commodity trade.