Nepal is a severely food deficit country struggling to recover from a 10-year civil war. With a GDP per capita of $470, Nepal is the poorest country in South Asia and the 13th poorest country in the world. Nearly 80 percent of the population works in the agriculture sector, accounting for 38 percent of the GDP. However, recent declines in agricultural production have depressed rural economies and increased widespread hunger and urban migration. Two out of every three Nepalese suffer from food insecurity each year.
The underlying causes of hunger, poverty and undernutrition in Nepal include low agricultural productivity; limited livelihood opportunities; weak market
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