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Kanchanpur District Food Security Situation July-November 2013
Overall the food security situation of the district is minimal food insecure during this reporting period,due to harvest of summer crops (Paddy & Maize) production decrease by 2.5 % & 1% respectively compare to last year paddy production (Last year-151268 MT, This year- 149022 MT), Income through vegetables and cash crops during the review period (around 5,000 hhs dircetly involvein fresh vegetables and banana farming were average income @ NPR 14,ooo-15,000/hh,total earn 7cor.20 lakh and 210 hh involve banana farming earn 1 cor.@ NPR 47620/HH. HHs have food stock for more than 4 months from last harvest of summer crops and other sources, Normal market price of coarse rice increase 5-10% compared to last year this cycle , Key markets have sufficient food stock due to regular supply, wage opportunities will be regular due different development activies ongoing from GOs and I/NGOs, People are using traditional coping mechanism by selling vegetable, cash crops and doing daily wage work.
Food Security Outlook
The overall situation is expected to be remain same in next cycle; Due to timely onset of winter rain production of winter crops (potato, mustsrd, cauli, cabbsge, tomato etc) is expected to be normal, HHs may depend on previous stock and market purchase, Food supply in market and transportation trails are expected to be regular, Continue support of Government and development agencies (main season for onset of government run projects and works)so, wage opportunities will be normal.