NEPAL: Another blow to food security

Published on 31 August 2010

Farmers may reap as little as half of their normal harvests this year due to late monsoon rains in Nepal, a country constantly battling malnutrition and food insecurity, the World Food Programme (WFP) warns. "What we're concerned with is the mid and far west - the hills area," said Dominique Hyde, deputy country director of WFP in Nepal. The regions are home to 600,000 of the country's estimated 3.6 million food insecure, according to WFP's August food security bulletin.

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