Food Security Situation( 16 July-15 November 2013)

All (79) VDCs are classified as minimally food insecure (Phase-I) and situation is mainly  attributed to :

  • Sufficient household  food stock for > 4 months due to normal harvest of maize and paddy respectively with an increment of  0.03 % and 0.09% than last year.
  • Availability of the food items in the local markets is  sufficient > 1 months due to functioning road access for transportation in most of the VDCs except some  remote VDCs and good purchasing  capacity of people.
  • Wage employment opportunities are normally available from agricultural activities,  and private building construction as well as  some  development activities.
  • Normal income and good purchasing capacity of people through sale of agricultural product mainly vegetables with worths 118.2 Million rupees,  livestock product (milk, meat, eggs) with worths around 244 Million rupees  and 0.8 Million rupees income through NTFPs sale. 
  • Inflow of remittance worths wtih around 744 Million and  pension with around 430 Million rupees and contributing to goods purchasing  capacity of people.
  • Market price of food commodities increased by 17% compared to last year due to the price  increment in main Terai markets and increased cost of fuel.
  • People are adopting normal/traditional livelihood strategies like use of labor wage, remittance, pension, sale of agricultural and livestock products and small scaled business as well.
  • There is no seasonal migration  and acute malnutrition rate is normal(0.71%) and has reported improved by 0.2% as compared to last year.                                              

Food Security Outlook

The food security situation is expected to remain same as minimal food insecure in the next cycle.

  • Household food stock will be sufficient for > 3 months and rice could be purchase from markets due to good purchasing capacity.
  • Market food stock will be sufficient  for > 2 months due to well functioning of markets due to functional road transportation.
  • Wage employment opportunities will be available from agricultural and development activities as well  within the district.
  • Market price of food commodities will be bit improved
  • Income from remittance, pension and Sale of seasonal vegetables, livestock product and NTFPs will be continue to support people’s earning.
  • Situation of out-migration, diseases and acute malnutrition will remain normal and security situation is expected to remain calm during the next cycle.