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Food Security Bulletin No.27


As expected, between January and March the food security situation deteriorated in parts of the Mid- and Far-Western Hill and Mountain districts. This is primarily attributed to the poor summer crop production in November/December 2009. In highly and severely food insecure areas, households have depleted their food stocks and basic food prices have increased by 20 percent or more compared to the same time last year. Under- and unemployment is a huge problem in these areas with very little opportunities for income generating activities. Four VDCs in Bajura were classified as severely food insecure. In these VDCs the population adopted livelihood damaging coping strategies including sale of livestock and sale of household assets such as kitchen utensils. Outmigration has reportedly increased by 40 percent or more in these areas. 


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