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  • Market watch 952020-02-03

    In December 2019, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 15 major markets across Nepal remained relatively stable due to sufficient availability of food commodities from domestic production and smooth supply.

    The overall inflation rate in December 2019 was 6.6 percent. The food and beverage group was at 9.8 percent, although several food sub-groups were relatively higher: vegetables (42.2%), spices (15.0%), fruits (8.6%), and pulses & legumes (8.6%).

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  • Final Advance Estimate of 2019 Paddy Production in Nepal using CRAFT2020-01-03

    The total paddy production of Nepal in 2019 is forecasted to be 5,431,549 MT, representing a 1.7 percent decrease compared to 2018 (5.6 million MT). The total area of paddy planted decreased slightly compared to the last year: it was estimated to be 1,480,288 hectares, against 1,491,744 hectares for 2018. However, the forecasted land productivity is estimated to be 3.67 MT per hectare. Yield estimates have a prediction uncertainty of ±7.5 percent.

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  • Market Watch 942019-12-06

    • In October 2019, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 15 major markets across Nepal showed a downward trend or remained relatively stable, due to sufficient availability of food commodities from domestic production and improved supply in rural markets with unpaved roads.

    • The overall inflation rate in October 2019 was 6.2 percent. The food and beverage group was stable at 7.04 percent, although several food sub-groups were relatively higher: vegetables (16.8%), spices (13.2%), fruits (11.6%), and meat & fish (8.3%).

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  • Nepal mVAM Bulletin # 62019-10-01

    We are please to share Nepal mVAM Bulletin # 6 based on the results of NeKSAP food security monitoring survey conducted in Karnali Province and Mountain Districts of Sudurpaschim Province.

    The survey was conducted in June 2019 follow as a pannel design using a multi stage stratified cluster sample. This is the fifth round following a September 2018 round and November 2016 baseline survey

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  • Market Watch 932019-09-26

    In August 2019, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 15 major markets across Nepal showed marginal fluctuations as compared to last month, indicating a relatively stable market with smooth supply and transportation services.

    The overall inflation rate in August 2019 was 6.9 percent. The food and beverage group was stable at 8.02 percent, although several food sub-groups were relatively higher: vegetables (23.4%), fruits (20.2%), spices (13.2%) and meat and fish (10.2%).

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  • NEPAL Flood_July 2019(V3)2019-08-19

    Heavy rainfall on 11-12 July caused landslides and flooding in 32 Districts, affecting the food security of an estimated 33,000 households Flooding was most severe in 11 Terai districts of Provinces 1 and 2.

    While food commodity markets have largely recovered, the destruction of household food stocks and of rice plantation 35,000+ hectares of rice losses) pose an immediate challenge for food security, and also through the end-of-year harvest period. Food security was also affected by extensive damage to assets, housing and water and sanitation infrastructure.

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  • NEPAL Flood_July 2019 (V2)2019-07-31

    Heavy rainfall on 11-12 July caused landslides and flooding in 32 Districts across Nepal. Flooding was most severe in 11 Terai districts of Provinces 1 and 2. Extensive damages to assets, housing, water and sanitation infrastructure, food stocks, crop and livestock all have a significant impact on food security in the region.

    An estimated 176,800 people’s food security is currently significantly affected as a result of the flooding, of which 79,900 people, or 13,800 households, are deemed to be the most in need of assistance.

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