Lamjung Food Security Situation July-November 2013

The district (Cluster A: 15 VDCs, B:32 VDCs, and C:14 VDCs) is in Minimal Food Security Situation in this monitoring period. The production of major crop maize is found to be good. More than 50% households have food stock for more than 4 months. Market stock was sufficient to meet the demand of the people. Price of rice (Sona Mansuli) has been increased by 13% compared to last year but it is similar to last cycle. There was income from Orange (Rs 16.75 Million), Vegetables (Rs. 600 Million) and livestock and livestock products (Rs 182.08 Million). Total 494 million rupees has been entered in the district as penison and remittance reprting period. The malnutrition rate is almost nill in the district. There was no occurrence of epidemic and climatic hazards.  The water and sanitation situation is good in the district. 94% people have access to drinking water and 85 % people have access to toilet, 29 VDCs declared  as as ODF. There was no climatic hazzards and The security situation was normal during this monitoring period.

Food Security Outlook

The food security situation is likely to remain same (mimimal food insecure) in the next cycle. Current household food stock is sufficient for more than 4 months. Paddy and millet will be harvested. There will be  income from vegetables, livestock, and employment opportunities. There will be income through the sale of Cardamom and Orange. Remittance flow will be regular. HHs will adopt traditional coping mechanism such as consumption of food kept in stock(own production and imported).  Due to functional road, there will be sufficient food available in the markets. There will be no climatic hazards and spread of epidemic diseases. Civil security situation is expected to be normal.       

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