$46.5 million for the Nepal Agriculture and Food Security Project (AFSP) to improve household food security through increased agricultural productivity, household incomes, and awareness about health and nutrition – specifically focused in the Mid-Western and Far-Western development regions.

GAFSP funding for Nepal aims to improve food security in the poorest and most food insecure regions across three key aspects of food security – availability, access, and utilization.  The project will directly benefit approximately 150,000 small and marginal farmers, 50,000 young mothers, children and adolescent girls, and 25,000 agricultural wage workers.

 

Interactive Map: Nepal

This interactive map of Nepal, broken down into 75 districts, highlights the Mid-Western and Far-Western regions as the priority area selected for the Nepal Food Security Enhancement Project (jointly financed by the Nepal Government and GAFSP).  The interactive map shows sub-national poverty and malnutrition data, as well information on theirrigation in the various regions.

 

The Mid-Western and Far-Western regions are the two regions where poverty and malnutrition are the highest in the country. The Nepal Living Standard Survey (NLSS III, 2010) showed that 37% of the people in the rural hills of these regions fall below the poverty line, compared to the national average of 25.16%. The proportion of underweight children under the age of 5 years in the Mid-Western region the highest in the country (more than 10%). The project has been designed to enhance food security and nutrition in food insecure communities in these two regions.

 

More Information 

Selected Supervising Entity

World Bank

 

Contacts:

  • Mr. Elliot Mghenyi (Task Team Leader (Senior Economist),emghenyi@worldbank.org, 1(202)458-8710 ) based at the World Bank  

 

Official Project Documents:

 

Submission Documents: