SDG Indicator 2.c.1 - Food price anomalies

This course presents tools, methods and processes to monitor and report on Indicator 2.c.1 "Food price anomalies" within Goal 2 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.


SDG2: Zero hunger
SDG17: Partnerships for the goals
SDG 17: Systemic Issues
Food price anomalies
Demographic and social statistics
Living conditions, poverty and inequality
Economic statistics
Agriculture, forestry, fisheries
2030 Agenda
food price monitoring and analysis tool
price volatility
SDG Indicator 2.c.1
SDG indicators

This course is a clear and easy-to-use guide to understand Indicator 2.c.1 (Indicator of food price anomalies) and the methodology to estimate it. It covers basic concepts related to market functioning, prices determination and price volatility and explains how to calculate the indicator and use the online Food Price Monitoring and Analysis (FPMA) tool to interpret indicator results, at national and international level.

The course consists of 4 lessons, ranging from approximately 20 to 60 minutes duration each:

  • Lesson 1 Market stability and Indicator 2.c.1: an introduction
  • Lesson 2 An introduction to food market analysis
  • Lesson 3 A guide to calculating and interpreting SDG Indicator 2.c.1
  • Lesson 4 How to analyse and interpret prices through the Food Price Monitoring and Analysis Tool

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Target Audience

This course is primarily intended for: staff of public institutions responsible for monitoring domestic food markets or involved in price data collection, dissemination and analysis within the reporting of SDG Indicator 2.c.1; as well as professionals working in public or private organizations interested in price monitoring and market stability.

Learning Objectives

You will learn about:

  • Rationale of Indicator 2.c.1 within the context of the Sustainable Development Goal 2
  • Importance of market stability and market prices monitoring and the role of the Indicator as a warning tool
  • Main concepts to understand supply and demand, market integration and price volatility
  • Steps to estimate the Indicator
  • Features provided by the FPMA Tool to search for national and international food price series and analyze their trends and statistics for monitoring purposes