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close this book Measuring drought and drought impacts in Red Sea Province
close this folder 4. Drought, the market, and the impact of food aid in Red Sea Province, 1980 to 1989. Roy Cole
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View the document Introduction
View the document Drought and the market
View the document Cereals prices
View the document Livestock prices
View the document Cereals and livestock price changes
View the document Conclusion and discussion
View the document The impact of the July change in government on livestock prices
View the document Comments on continued general free food distribution
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Limitations of the study

There was no way to validate independently the data collected by the market clerks and the Tokar Delta Board. The clerks and the Board take the average figure for the cereals and animals presented at the market. How well they followed this method is not known. Caution should be exercised in interpreting data from one market in conjunction with another. Because so little is known about market performance around the Sudan we do not know how appropriate it was to examine cereals prices from one market in conjunction with livestock prices from another.