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FAO/WFP Food Security Assessment Mission to Nepal
Abstract:
Nepal is characterized by low levels of human development and incomes. According to UNDP Human Development Report 2006, Nepal ranks 138 among 177 nations in terms of the Human Development Index, 156 in terms of GDP per capita in Purchasing Power Parity (PPP$). Both indicators rank the Nepal the lowest among its neighbors. Nepal experienced a turbulent socio-economic situation during the 11 year insurgency, which cost an estimated 13,000 lives an inflicted considerable physical, psychological, social and economic damage. The historic agreement of November 2006 between the Seven Party Alliance (SPA) and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) paved the way for a promising opportunity to achieve lasting peace and address the underlying causes of the conflict. It has also opened a window of opportunity for Agriculture and rural development. Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, providing livelihood for more than 80 percent of the population and accounting for some 40 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Industrial activities are dominated by the processing of agricultural products including jute, sugarcane, tobacco and grains. Nepal is vulnerable to several types of natural disasters such as droughts, floods, landslides, windstorms, hailstorms, cold waves, disease epidemics, glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF), fires and earthquakes. Drought, hailstorms, floods and landslides are by far the most serious ones and the most recurrent natural disasters,annually causing significant material and human losses. The Mission assessed the 2007 wheat and barley production, which were being harvested in many parts of the country in March and April. Prospects for both crops are favorable and output is forecast at above average levels due to timely and sufficient rainfall during the winter season of 2006/07 and no significant damages by hailstorms and other disasters.
Publisher: WFP, FAO Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMIC POLICY, ECONOMIC CONDITIONS, AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY, FOOD SECURITY, NATURAL DISASTERS, POVERTY, FOOD PRODUCTION, GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT, NUTRITION, POVERTY, RURAL POVERTY, URBAN POVERTY, FOOD, FOOD SECURITY, BASIC NEEDS, FOOD PLANNING, FOOD SUPPLY, POPULATION GROWTH, CLIMATE CHANGE, WEATHER
Thematic Group:
FAO, (2007)
Thesaurus:
10.01.00 - Food And Nutrition
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Feeder: LUNI SHRESTHA, Editor: SANJIYA SHRESTHA, Auditor:
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FAO/WFP Food Security Assessment Mission to Nepal
Abstract:
Nepal is characterized by low levels of human development and incomes.According UNDP Human Development Report 2006,Nepal ranks 138 among 177 nations in terms of the Human Development Index,156 in terms of GDP per ca pita in Purchasing Power Parity(PPP$).Both indicators rank the Nepal the lowest among its neighbors.Nepal experienced a turbulent socio-economic situation during the 11 year insurgency,which cost an estimated 13,000 lives an inflicted considerable physical,psychological,social and economic damage.The historic agreement of November 2006 between the Seven Party Alliance(SPA) and the Nepal Communist Party(Maoists)paved the way for a promising opportunity to achieve lasting peace and address the underlying causes of the conflict. It has also opened a window of opportunity for Agriculture and rural development. Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, providing livelihood for more than 80 percent of the population and accounting for some 40 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Industrial activities are dominated by the processing of agricultural products including jute, sugarcane, tobacco and grains.Nepal is vulnerable to several types of natural disasters such as droughts, floods, landslides, windstorms, hailstorms, cold waves, disease epidemics, glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF), fires and earthquakes. Drought, hailstorms, floods and landslides are by far the most serious ones and the most recurrent natural disasters,annually causing significant material and human losses.The Mission assessed the 2007 wheat and barley production, which were being harvested in many parts of the country in March and April. Prospects for both crops are favorable and output is forecast at above average levels due to timely and sufficient rainfall during the winter season of 2006/07 and no significant damages by hailstorms and other disasters.
Publisher: WFP, FAO Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT,ECONOMIC POLICY,ECONOMIC CONDITIONS,AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT,AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY,FOOD SECURITY,NATURAL DISASTERS,POVERTY,FOOD PRODUCTION, FOOD AVAILABILITY, GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT,NUTRITION,POVERTY,RURAL POVERTY,URBAN POVERTY,FOOD,FOOD SECURITY,BASIC NEEDS,FOOD PLANNING,FOOD SUPPLY,POPULATION GROWTH,CLIMATE CHANGE,WEATHER
Thematic Group:
FAO, (2007)
Thesaurus:
10.01.00 - Food And Nutrition
PDF | File Size: 1.7 MB   Download
Feeder: LUNI SHRESTHA, Editor: ANITAKARKI2052@GMAIL COM, Auditor:
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FAO/WFP Food Security Assessment Mission to Nepal
Abstract:
Nepal is characterized by low levels of human development and incomes.According UNDP Human Development Report 2006,Nepal ranks 138 among 177 nations in terms of the Human Development Index,156 in terms of GDP per ca pita in Purchasing Power Parity(PPP$).Both indicators rank the Nepal the lowest among its neighbors.Nepal experienced a turbulent socio-economic situation during the 11 year insurgency,which cost an estimated 13,000 lives an inflicted considerable physical,psychological,social and economic damage.The historic agreement of November 2006 between the Seven Party Alliance(SPA) and the Nepal Communist Party(Maoists)paved the way for a promising opportunity to achieve lasting peace and address the underlying causes of the conflict. It has also opened a window of opportunity for Agriculture and rural development. Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, providing livelihood for more than 80 percent of the population and accounting for some 40 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Industrial activities are dominated by the processing of agricultural products including jute, sugarcane, tobacco and grains.Nepal is vulnerable to several types of natural disasters such as droughts, floods, landslides, windstorms, hailstorms, cold waves, disease epidemics, glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF), fires and earthquakes. Drought, hailstorms, floods and landslides are by far the most serious ones and the most recurrent natural disasters,annually causing significant material and human losses.The Mission assessed the 2007 wheat and barley production, which were being harvested in many parts of the country in March and April. Prospects for both crops are favorable and output is forecast at above average levels due to timely and sufficient rainfall during the winter season of 2006/07 and no significant damages by hailstorms and other disasters.
Publisher: WFP, FAO Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT,ECONOMIC POLICY,ECONOMIC CONDITIONS,AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT,AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY,FOOD SECURITY,NATURAL DISASTERS,POVERTY,FOOD PRODUCTION, FOOD AVAILABILITY, GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT,NUTRITION,POVERTY,RURAL POVERTY,URBAN POVERTY,FOOD,FOOD SECURITY,BASIC NEEDS,FOOD PLANNING,FOOD SUPPLY,POPULATION GROWTH,CLIMATE CHANGE,WEATHER
Thematic Group:
FAO, (2007)
Thesaurus:
10.01.00 - Food And Nutrition
PDF | File Size: 1.7 MB   Download
Feeder: LUNI SHRESTHA, Editor: ANITAKARKI2052@GMAIL COM, Auditor:
...
FAO/WFP Food Security Assessment Mission to Nepal
Abstract:
Nepal is characterized by low levels of human development and incomes.According UNDP Human Development Report 2006,Nepal ranks 138 among 177 nations in terms of the Human Development Index,156 in terms of GDP per ca pita in Purchasing Power Parity(PPP$).Both indicators rank the Nepal the lowest among its neighbors.Nepal experienced a turbulent socio-economic situation during the 11 year insurgency,which cost an estimated 13,000 lives an inflicted considerable physical,psychological,social and economic damage.The historic agreement of November 2006 between the Seven Party Alliance(SPA) and the Nepal Communist Party(Maoists)paved the way for a promising opportunity to achieve lasting peace and address the underlying causes of the conflict. It has also opened a window of opportunity for Agriculture and rural development. Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, providing livelihood for more than 80 percent of the population and accounting for some 40 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Industrial activities are dominated by the processing of agricultural products including jute, sugarcane, tobacco and grains.Nepal is vulnerable to several types of natural disasters such as droughts, floods, landslides, windstorms, hailstorms, cold waves, disease epidemics, glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF), fires and earthquakes. Drought, hailstorms, floods and landslides are by far the most serious ones and the most recurrent natural disasters,annually causing significant material and human losses.The Mission assessed the 2007 wheat and barley production, which were being harvested in many parts of the country in March and April. Prospects for both crops are favorable and output is forecast at above average levels due to timely and sufficient rainfall during the winter season of 2006/07 and no significant damages by hailstorms and other disasters.
Publisher: WFP, FAO Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT,ECONOMIC POLICY,ECONOMIC CONDITIONS,AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT,AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS AND POLICY,FOOD SECURITY,NATURAL DISASTERS,POVERTY,FOOD PRODUCTION, FOOD AVAILABILITY, GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT,NUTRITION,POVERTY,RURAL POVERTY,URBAN POVERTY,FOOD,FOOD SECURITY,BASIC NEEDS,FOOD PLANNING,FOOD SUPPLY,POPULATION GROWTH,CLIMATE CHANGE,WEATHER
Thematic Group:
FAO, (2007)
Thesaurus:
10.01.00 - Food And Nutrition
PDF | File Size: 1.7 MB   Download
Feeder: LUNI SHRESTHA, Editor: ANITAKARKI2052@GMAIL COM, Auditor:
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FAO/WFP Food Security Assessment Mission to Nepal
Abstract:
The Mission held meetings with relevant institutions, including government, international agencies, donors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector, and reviewed available data and information on food security from different sources. Field trips covered 20 districts, located in four development regions and three ecological zones (Terai, Hills, and Mountains) with focus on the most food insecure areas in the Mid-Western Hills and Mountains (with chronic food insecurity) and in the Eastern and Central Terai (affected by droughts and floods in 2006). The Mission observed crop-growing conditions and assessed the yields under different categories and assessed the impact of 2006 droughts and floods on food availability. Extensive interviews were conducted with farmers, millers, local government officers, agricultural research institutes, seed and fertilizer companies, and local NGOs regarding short- and long-term food production and supply problems.
Publisher: WFP, FAO Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
SOCIO-ECONOMIC SETTING, FOOD SECURITY SITUATION AND AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW, FOOD PRODUCTION AND AVAILABILITY, NATIONAL AND SUB-NATIONAL SITUATION, FOOD MARKET AND ACCESS, NATIONAL AND SUB-NATIONAL SITUATION, NUTRITION AND HOUSEHOLD VULNERABILITY, AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT CONSTRAINTS AND OPPORTUNITIES, FOOD PLANNING, FOOD POLICY, FOOD REQUIREMENTS, FOOD RESERVES, FOOD RESOURCES, FOOD SHORTAGE
Thematic Group:
FAO, (2007)
Thesaurus:
10.01.00 - Food And Nutrition
PDF | File Size: 1.7 MB   Download
Feeder: LUNI SHRESTHA, Editor: , Auditor:
...
FAO/WFP Food Security Assessment Mission to Nepal
Abstract:
The Mission held meetings with relevant institutions, including government, international agencies, donors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector, and reviewed available data and information on food security from different sources. Field trips covered 20 districts, located in four development regions and three ecological zones (Terai, Hills, and Mountains) with focus on the most food insecure areas in the Mid-Western Hills and Mountains (with chronic food insecurity) and in the Eastern and Central Terai (affected by droughts and floods in 2006). The Mission observed crop-growing conditions and assessed the yields under different categories and assessed the impact of 2006 droughts and floods on food availability. Extensive interviews were conducted with farmers, millers, local government officers, agricultural research institutes, seed and fertilizer companies, and local NGOs regarding short- and long-term food production and supply problems.
Publisher: WFP, FAO Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
SOCIO-ECONOMIC SETTING, FOOD SECURITY, AGRICULTURE OVERVIEW, FOOD PRODUCTION, FOOD AVAILABILITY, NATIONAL SITUATION, SUB-NATIONAL SITUATION, FOOD MARKET, FOOD CONSUMPTION, NUTRITION, HOUSEHOLD VULNERABILITY, AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD PLANNING, FOOD POLICY, FOOD REQUIREMENTS, FOOD RESERVES, FOOD RESOURCES, FOOD SHORTAGE
Thematic Group:
FAO, (2007)
Thesaurus:
10.01.00 - Food And Nutrition
PDF | File Size: 1.7 MB   Download
Feeder: LUNI SHRESTHA, Editor: YASHOHANGMARAI, Auditor:
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