home‎ > ‎


To gain deeper insight into specific issues affecting food security, the NeKSAP undertakes sectoral and thematic studies. Several of these have been published. On-line copies can be downloaded here.


Nepal Thematic Report on Food Security and Nutrition 2013
This report is a collaborative effort between the National Planning Commission (NPC), the Government of Nepal (GoN), the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), the World Food Program, the World Bank, and UNICEF. It is the first in a series of thematic reports based on data from the 2010-11 Nepal Living Standard Survey. This thematic report updates the food security and nutrition situation in the country and highlights the implications of declining poverty, changing food habits, high food prices, climate variability, and stagnating agricultural production.

The Food Security Atlas of Nepal, July 2010
A joint study by WFP and NDRI with the overall guidance and supervision of the Food Security Task Force of the National Planning Commission (NPC). It aims to contribute to a better understanding of the spatial patterns of food security, poverty and malnutrition in Nepal in order to provide a solid basis for developing a comprehensive national food security plan.

The Cost of Coping, A Collision of Crises and the Impact of Sustained Food Security Deterioration in Nepal, WFP, August 2009
Nepal has been hit by a collision of crises, the intertwining effects of: the World Food Crisis, the International Economic Crisis, and the Global Climate Change Crisis. These crises come on top of serious domestic food challenges, high rates of poverty and 10 years of civil conflict and ongoing political instability. The report arguees that Nepal's food security situation has suffered considerably due to the collision of crises in the past 3 years.
A Sub-Regional Hunger Index for Nepal, July 2009
A sub-regional hunger index is being derived by using IFPRI's Global Hunger Index. Results for Nepal's sub-regions are being compared to the global country ranking and underlying factors causing regional differences in the prevelance of hunger are being explored.


Passage to India: Migration as a Coping Strategy in Times of Crisis in Nepal, November 2008
A joint study by WFP and NDRI. It addresses the questions, why and how people migrate. It explores the benefits as well as the risks associated with migration and identifies major migration routes and potential high risk areas for HIV and AIDS. Based on the findings, recommendations were made for various strategies which could be implemented by WFP and other organizations in order to minimize the risks of migration and to provide people with alternatives. The publication is available both in English as well as in Nepali.
Download English Edition                                                                                        Download Concise Nepali Edition
Download English PPT                                                                                             Download Nepali PPT
Impact of Conflict and Priorities for Assistance, August 2007
A joint study by WFP and OCHA. It represents an initial attempt to gain better insight into the impact of the conflict on people's livelihoods and to provide guidance in targeting peace building and recovery interventions.
Food and Agricultural Markets in Nepal, February 2007
A joint study by WFP and FAO. The publication provides a profile of the agricultural market in Nepal.
Small Area Estimation of Poverty, Caloric Intake and Malnutrition in Nepal, September 2006
A joint study by CBS, WFP and WB. The report presents the results of the small area estimation technique to improve sample survey estimates of poverty, caloric intake and malnutrition for Nepal.
Download Poverty map (frontside)                                                                         Download poverty map (backside)
Download Malnutrition map (frontside)                                                                   Download Malnutrition map (backside) 
Nepal: Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis, 2006
A report by WFP which aims to address the question of who, why and where are the food insecure.
Download CFSVA report                                                                                        Download CFSVA executive brief