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Dadeldhura District Food Security Situation July-November 2013

Dadeldhura District is generally food secured during this reporting period, Paddy & Maize crops production increase by 42 % & 33% respectively compare to last year production (Last year-26640 MT, This year- 36961 MT), Income through vegetables and cash crops during the review period {around 2000 HHs (1000 commercial farmer) directly involve in fresh vegetable} where average Income @ NRP 40,000/hh,Yield of major cash crop (soybean) increased from 1000 MT to 1980 MT, due to HHs have food stock for more than 4 months from last harvest of summer crops and other sources,  Normal market price of coarse rice 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 benormal.