Fighting poverty in Nepal's Year of Tourism

Published on 29 November 2010

2011 has been designated as the Year of Tourism for Nepal with the aim of attracting more travellers to boost the country’s flagging economy and to alleviate poverty. (..) People survive from day to day in villages up to 5000m overlooking steep terraced strips, though only 2 per cent of the land is cultivable. Most households produce enough food to last three to five months and are dependent on UN World Food Programme relief.

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