NEPAL: Lack of fertilizer hampers food security

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Farmers in Nepal face an acute lack of fertilizers that could aggravate food insecurity, experts warn.

“There is definitely a shortage of [chemical] fertilizers. This will have a direct impact on the food security situation,” Hari Dahal, a senior government official with Nepal’s Ministry of Agriculture, told IRIN. The World Food Programme (WFP) estimates 3.6 million people are food insecure in Nepal.


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