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Crop Situation Update - Issue 7 (December 2007)
Abstract:
This update reflects the situation on the recent harvest of summer crop (paddy, maize and millet) in 38 districts covered by the field surveillance of the WFP’s Food Security Monitoring and Analysis System (FSMAS). Various reports and estimates from the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC) suggest a considerable increase in the national production of summer crops compared to last year (which was the lowest recorded in the past ten years). In spite of a generally good situation at the national level, information from WFP’s field surveillance has revealed that there are a significant number of people affected by poor crop harvest in the Mid and Far Western development regions, due to localized problems. As of mid-January, this poor crop harvest combined with the lack of access puts at risk of acute food insecurity an estimated 150,000 people. Moreover, about 50,000 people (IDPs, landless and with very little land) are likely to face acute food insecurity in western Terai district of Kapilbastu, which was affected by recent violence.
Publisher: WFP Type / Script:
Bulletin or Poster  in  English
Keywords:
CROPS, SUMMER CROPS, MAIZE, MILLET, PADDY, FOOD SECURITY, RAIN, FLOODS, CULTIVATION SYSTEMS, POST-HARVEST LOSSES, LANDSLIDES, PESTS, PRODUCTION
Thematic Group:
WFP, (2007)
Thesaurus:
04.02.01 - Crop Management
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Feeder: PRAJU SHRESTHA, Editor: , Auditor:
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