The Government of Nepal has given high importance to ensuring food security for all its citizens, and recognizes food sovereignty as a basic human right. The core elements of food security are availability, access and utilization. Regular tracking of these indicators helps devise appropriate strategies and policies to eradicate hunger. Lack of adequate information on food security indicators hinders the design and implementation of effective management plans.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Nepal works with the Government of Nepal to monitor food security and vulnerabilities arising from disasters and other factors across spatial scales. Current data collection and dissemination lacks a unified window to observe overall indicators of food security over the short and long terms.