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  • Nepal COVID 19 Food Security & Vulnerability Update-32020-05-12

    This series of food security and vulnerability update reports has been prepared by the Nepal Food Security Monitoring System to track Nepal’s food security situation as the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 and its secondary economic impacts become felt in Nepal.

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  • COVID-19 mVAM Market Update # 22020-05-04

    This mVAM market survey was conducted in markets in 68 districts in the first round, and in 62 districts in the second round across the country with an aim to monitor the prices of essential commodities. During the second round, 117 traders were interviewed from the third week of April 2020 by telephone to assess the markets during the COVID-19 related nationwide lockdown.

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  • Market Watch 962020-04-01

    In February 2020, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 15 major markets across Nepal remained relatively stable or experienced marginal increases, thanks to sufficient availability of food commodities and an overall smooth supply.

    The overall inflation rate in February 2020 was 6.9 percent. The food and beverage group was at 9.8 percent, although several food sub-groups were relatively higher: vegetables (38.4%), spices (17.5%), pulses (10.9%), and meat & fish (8.6%).

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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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