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Papers/Reports | May 1, 2012

Impacts of Food Vouchers on Local Markets

Reflections from CRS' Experience in Niger

Food vouchers, as well as local and regional procurement programs, are assuming greater importance as alternatives to traditional food aid. CRS commissioned a study to analyze the effects of food vouchers and procurement programs in Project ADVANCE, which CRS implemented in Niger between August and October 2010.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction

  • Food vouchers in the context of food assistance

  • Southwestern Niger 

  • Local and Regional Staple Food Markets

  • Project ADVANCE 

  • Impacts on Market 

  • Lessons Learned