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WFP vows to continue support

After the parliamentary committee and government sought the explanation on a high UN official’s comment on Nepali media, the WFP came defensive today and said it would continue supporting the people of Nepal, even though it has been dragged into

UN rejects allegation of distributing substandard food in Nepal

The UN today rejected media reports that World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed substandard food to the survivors of devastating earthquake on April 25 and subsequent aftershocks. “It is totally wrong and nonsense to make allegations by the local media

Probe ponel reveals WFP supplied damaged rice

A parliamentary investigation concluded that rice supplied by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) – to earthquake victims in Larpak of Gorkha district – was substandard. The WFP officials had distributed substandard rice to the earthquake victims in Gorkha

WFP does it again, distributes rotten rice in Gorkha

The UN food agency does it again, this time in earthquake-worst hit district of Gorkha. It has distributed rotten rice to the locals putting their health at risk. The rice distributed to earthquake survivors by the World Food Programme (WFP)

Relief aid flowing into Nepal, rebuilding could exceed Rs 1 trillion

The country needs around Rs 1 trillion to reconstruct the damaged infrastructure in the Saturday’s devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake. The cost to rebuild Nepal after its most devastating earthquake, in eight decades, would exceed Rs 1 trillion ($10 billion) and take

Parliamentary committee questions donors’ commitment to farm sector

A parliamentary committee has asked to appear donors to clarify their commitment to Nepal’s agriculture policy. Agriculture and Water Resources Committee today has decided to seek donors’ explanation in draft Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS). The draft 20-year agriculture development vision

US provides aid for flood‚ landslide relief efforts

The US mission in Nepal is contributing more than $450,000 in food assistance to the UN World Food Programme in Nepal to support flood and landslide relief work being carried out by the government and other humanitarian aid partners, according

VDC plan launched in Jumla

Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD), in collaboration with UN World Food Programme (WFP) and HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in Nepal, today launched a precious new development tool for remote communities the Village Development Periodic Plan (VDPP) in Jumla.

Winter crops output looks good

The overall outlook for the current fiscal year 2013-14 winter crops remains positive, according to a report. Conditions for sowing and crop growth for winter crops like wheat and barley were reported as normal, largely on the basis of a prolonged

DfID gives £2 million to WFP Nepal for earthquake emergency preparedness

The UK Department for International Development (DfID) has made a contribution of £2 million (around Rs 326.8 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nepal to boost national capacity to respond to a major earthquake in the

December to see no changes in price hike

Food prices are likely to remain stable or increase in December with the start of the off-season for most cereal crops, according to a report. Prices of imported commodities are expected to remain high or increase due to the appreciation

One in every four Nepali consumes inadequate food

A quarter of the population consumes inadequate food, according to a survey. “Some 25.3 per cent of the population had inadequate food consumption during the latest cycle, a slight deterioration since the previous cycle but a significant improvement compared to

Government plans to attract youths into agriculture

Ministry of Agriculture Development is planning to launch youth focused programmes to attract them to agriculture and also to check labour outflows that have seriously hit the farm sector. The proposed programmes focusing on livestock and crop production are aimed