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Food Security Bulletin, Issue 20, August 2008
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Despite above average production at the national level, the winter season
saw very poor harvests across the Farand Mid-Western Development Regions
due to insufficient rainfall coupled with crop damage from hailstorms and
disease. This, coupled with the current hike in food and commodity prices and
closure of markets due to disputes over transport tariffs, has increased both the number of people suffering from food shortages and the severity of the food
crisis in nine districts previously identified as severely affected by
drought. As a result, out-migration has increased significantly from certain
communities and more people are adopting unsustainable coping strategies, such as the selling of assets. A market and price impact assessment conducted by NDRI and WFP identified 2.5 million people in rural Nepal in need of food assistance due to their high vulnerability to rising food prices and their already very poor dietary intake. It is expected that the price of rice will
continue to rise until before the next harvest in November. The 25% rise in
public transportation fares in April 2008, combined with the use of
syndicate systems by transporters, have affected the transport of food
commodities with frequent strikes across the country, further inflating
commodity prices. WFP and MoAC joined forces in June 2008 to assess the food security situation in nine districts of the Farand Mid-West, where the current food security situation is critical as reported in the emergency alert of June 2008. At the onset of the severe food insecurity situation in the nine
drought-affected districts, WFP provided food assistance to those people in dire need of food; however recent months have seen food prices for key commodities across the country continue to soar, exacerbating the situation.
This bulletin provides the latest update on the food security situation in 39
districts, which are covered by the field surveillance system of the WFP Food
Security Monitoring and Analysis System (FSMAS) using the food security phase
classification methodology.
Publisher:
WFP ,   (2008 )
Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster in English
Keywords:
FOOD INSECURE, MAREKT SUPPLIES, INCOME OPPURTUNITIES, FOOD ASSISTANCE, EMPLOYMENT OPPURTUNITIES, , FOOD PLANNING, FOOD POLICY, FOOD REQUIREMENTS, FOOD RESERVES, FOOD RESOURCES, FOOD SHORTAGE, FOOD SUPPLY, FOOD AID, AGRICULTURAL POLICY, RIGHT TO FOOD, MALNUTRITION, FOOD RESERVES, FOOD SECURE AREAS, VULNERABILITY, FOOD AVAILBILITY, FOOD ACCESS, MIGRATION, FOOD SECURITY SITUATION, INCOME OPPURTUNITIES, AGRICULTURAL LAND, HIGH FOOD PRICES, CROP FAILURE, METHODOLOGY AND PROCESS, MONITORING
Thematic Group:
 WFP : Food and Emergency humanitarian logistict support
Thesaurus:
10.01.00  -  Food And Nutrition
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