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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
View the document Limitations of the study
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The impact of the July change in government on livestock prices

There has been no price control on cereals in the Sudan since the change in government of 30 June, 1989 with the exception of a short period when price controls were placed on relief food in the Derudeb area. The new government is controlling the inter-provincial movements of cereals and had forbidden the export of cereals. An attempt has been made to control livestock and meat prices. The cheapest available meat in Port Sudan, beef, was brought down 30 Sudanese pounds per kilogram, from 50 to 20 £S per kilogram, in early July. Since early July price ranges, minima and maxima, have been set for livestock by age class. In November price controls were imposed on milk in Port Sudan. There may be negative effects felt by producers of sheep for the religious holiday markets although it is difficult to judge how important this will be to the general economy.