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Type Working Paper - Purdue University Department of Agricultural Economics Staff Paper
Title A review of food security and human nutrition issues in Nepal
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Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2011
URL http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/staff/shively/Nepal_review.pdf
Abstract
Nepal faces multiple development challenges, including chronic and widespread food insecurity and adult and child malnutrition. Due to population growth, agricultural stagnation and a range of institutional failures, the threat of a serious food crisis in Nepal is substantial. The recent scaling back of WFP assistance means that food security conditions in some parts of Nepal will undoubtedly worsen in the near future. This paper presents a brief review of topics and available evidence regarding food security, malnutrition and related subjects in Nepal. It is intended to document important source material and provide an overview of topics for non-specialists or those moving into new areas of concern.

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