$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 the irrigation 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.

 

The GAFSP Private Sector Window also funds Probiotech Industries, one of Nepal's first poultry feed manufacturers.

 

More Information 

Selected Supervising Entity

World Bank

 

Contacts:

Mr. Elliot Mghenyi (Task Team Leader (Senior Economist), emghenyi@worldbank.org, 1(202)458-8710) based in Washington, D.C.  

 

Official Project Documents:

 

Submission Documents: