NEPAL: Government "must focus on food"

Published on 04 August 2009

Compared with other countries in South Asia, Nepal’s food security has suffered badly over the past three years mainly due to the severe winter drought, according to the UN World Food Programme (WFP). Drought has seriously affected many farmers (file photo) “The cost of coping with insecurity has increased dramatically,” Richard Ragan, WFP country representative in Nepal, told IRIN.

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