District Food Security Situation july-november 2013

In general, the food security situation is classified as Minimally Food Insecure with more than 70% households is able to access and consume food without changing livelihood strategies. Households have food stock for more than 6 months. They are reported to have a gross increase income of 5% (NPR 101.17 million) from sale of livestock products (meat, milk, egg,); income from sale of vegetables crops; good remittance inflow as well as wage opportunities in agricultural and construction fields. Around 35,000 people are getting wage opportunity working in local industrial corridor. Market price of coarse rice gone up from Rs 35 to 39, compared to the last cycle. Access of drinking water is available all-round the district with 70% have sanitation facilities. Additionally normal situation of acute malnutrition reported to be 0.2% in average as well as normal situation of climatic hazards (flood, landslides, etc).

Food Security Outlook

Morang is expected to be remained normal as Minimally Food Insecure for the period of 16 Nov- 14 Mar 2014 (2nd trimester) across the district. Households' food stock will be increased with the harvesting of  Wheat as well as access to market purchases entire the district. Income from sale of livestock products (milk, dairy, meat, chicken, eggs, etc.) and cash crops (vegetables, Potatoes,sugarcane, Mustered etc.); income from wage opportunities in construction and industrial corridor and agricultural fields as well as remittance inflow. Market price is expected normal the markets as well as normal supply situation. Additionally, water supply system and sanitation facilities are predicted to be operational including normal situation of human diseases and climatic hazards.