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  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Household Food Security, Livelihoods and Vulnerability in Nepal-22020-10-19

    The second round of the mVAM Household Survey conducted in August 2020 shows food insecurity across the country has decreased slightly compared to April 2020, however it remains higher than 4 years ago. The survey found that 20.2 percent of households had inadequate food consumption and 4.7 percent of households had poor dietary diversity. Overall, 11.8 percent of households adopted at least one negative coping strategy to address food shortages and about 6.7 percent of households reported that the food they had in stock was insufficient to meet their needs. Minimum recommended dietary diversity was not met by about 43.1 percent of children between 6 and 23 months of age.

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  • The Impact of COVID-19 on Household Food Security, Livelihoods and Vulnerability in Nepal 2020-06-15

    We are pleased to share you a report on The Impact of COVID-19 on Households in Nepal, mVAM Household Livelihoods, Food Security and Vulnerability Survey. 

    Some key highlights; 23% of households had inadequate food consumption; minimum dietary diversity not met by 46% of children between 6-23 months of age, 3 in 10 households lost some income; 1 in 10 lost jobs due to COVID-19, 3 in 4 households had food stocks; 42% of these had 1-month worth of food stock, 55% of households' sources food through market purchase; these households need income to acquire food, Access to food and vulnerability to shocks has deteriorated for certain types of livelihoods - mainly daily wage labourers; and households that are female-headed and illiterate.

     

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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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