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Food Security Information System for Nepal

The food security information system, a one-stop gateway, provides information on multiple food security indicators at district and sub-district levels for Nepal.

Recognizing the effectiveness of a single information access platform, ICIMOD in collaboration with WFP Nepal, and the Monitoring, Analysis and Statistics Division of Nepal’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, has developed a food security information system for Nepal, to compile, analyse and disseminate comprehensive information on food security in Nepal.

Food Security Information System for Nepal

The Food Security Information System is an update of the 2010 food security atlas. This latest online system includes easy-to-read data regarding regular food security indicators, monthly food market prices, and interactive graphics that indicate levels of food security to the sub-district level.

The service aims to contribute to a better understanding of the spatial patterns of food security, poverty and malnutrition in Nepal, providing a solid basis for developing appropriate food security relief efforts. With access to up-to-date information on key food security indicators, policy makers can design relevant and effective management plans and policies to eradicate hunger in Nepal.

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The online system has been developed under the SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) initiative at ICIMOD, supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). UK aid funding from the UK government has remained critical for backstopping the capacity of Nepal Food Security Monitoring system (NeKSAP).