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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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  • Market Watch 922019-07-30

    In June 2019, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 15 major markets across Nepal showed an upward trend or held relatively stable, as the start of lean season and monsoon rains worked to limit supply in rural markets with unpaved roads.

    The overall inflation rate in June 2019 was 6.2 percent. The food and beverage group was stable at 6.7 percent, although several food sub-groups were relatively higher: vegetables (14.6%), spices (12.2%) and fruits (10.8%).

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  • NEPAL Flood_July 2019 (v1)2019-07-25

    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. A large loss of life and 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 212,000 people’s food security is significantly affected as a result of the flooding, of which 101,600 people, or 17,400 households, are deemed to be the most in need of assistance.

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  • Final Advance Estimate of 2019 Wheat Production in Nepal using CRAFT2019-06-04

    The final advance estimate of 2019 wheat production was obtained on 10th May, 2019 using CRAFT, the CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Toolbox (see Methods on page 2). According to CRAFT, the total wheat production in 2019 is forecasted to be 2,003,885 MT, a 2.81 percent increase compared to the production level of 1,949,001 MT in 2018. The expected yield rate of wheat in the country is 2.92 MT per hectare. Furthermore, the forecasted figure is a 6.3 percent increase compared to the average production level of the last five years. The forecast was made based on the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD)’s records of wheat planted area received on 7th May, 2019 (678,354 hectares) and is based on a prediction uncertainty of ±7.5 percent.

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  • Market Watch 912019-06-03

    In April 2019, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 15 major markets across Nepal showed a marginal increase or held relatively stable, due to sufficient availability of food products in rural markets.

    The overall inflation rate in April 2019 was 4.4 percent. The food and beverage group was stable at 2.4 percent, although several sub-groups were relatively higher: ghee and oils (8.5%), spices (8.5%), and cereal grains and their products (6.0%).

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  • First Advance Estimate of 2019 Wheat Production in Nepal using CRAFT2019-05-09

    The first advance estimate of 2019 wheat production was obtained on 5th April, 2019 using CRAFT, the CCAFS Regional Agricultural Forecasting Toolbox. According to CRAFT, the total wheat production in 2019 is forecasted to be 1,950,946 MT, a 1.13 percent decrease compared to the production level of 1,973,151 MT in 2018. The expected yield rate of wheat in the country is expected to be 2.88 MT per hectare. Furthermore, the forecasted figure is a 3.5 percent increase compared to the average production level of the last five years. The forecast was made based on the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD)’s records of wheat planted area received on 25th March, 2019 (678,354 hectares) and is based on a prediction uncertainty of ±7.5 percent. 

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  • Market Watch 902019-04-04

    We are pleased to share Nepal Market Watch, Issue 90 in English and Nepali.

    In February 2019, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 15 major markets across Nepal showeda downward trend or held relatively stable, due to sufficient availability of food commodities from domestic production and improved commodity supply in rural markets.

    The overall inflation rate in February 2019 was 4.4 percent. The food and beverage group was stable at 2.5percent, although several food sub-groups were relatively higher: ghee and oils (8%), milk and milk products (7.7%), and meat and fish (6.8%).

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