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Commodity security requires concerted efforts from all elements of supply chain to ensure availability to the last mile. However, forecasting is the critical first step which ensures right products are selected and financing is done based on concrete evidence. Thus, medium to long terms forecasts were generated to estimate the financing, storage, and distribution requirements.

The forecasting essentially provides key numbers for strategic planning and operational management. The current forecast was required to not only estimate the future requirements by provinces and regional level, but also quantities which may be used for pooled procurement.