Nepal earthquakes - Situation report 23 May 2016

Nepal earthquakes - Situation report 23 May 2016
May 2016

Key messages

  • Damage to livestock is estimated at USD 10.1 million, while damage to agriculture is USD 28.6 million. With much of the country relying on subsistence production to meet their food needs, restoring agriculture and livestock-based livelihoods is essential to revive these sectors.
  • Since the earthquake last April 2015, FAO has reached close to 1.5 million people with agricultural inputs. In addition, FAO continues to support the Food Security Cluster as its co-lead by providing human resources and advisory support to Cluster partners on the quality of agricultural inputs distributed to affected communities.
  • FAO is continuing its longer-term recovery and resilience work, which is critical to help vulnerable farmers rebuild their livelihoods, by investing in: (i) prevention of post-harvest losses; (ii) planting of spring vegetable and maize crops; (iii) production of staple and high-value crops; (iv) improving nutrition and income generation; and (v) safeguarding livestock health and productivity.
  • FAO’s emergency response programme will be successfully handed over to the local government by June 2016, while support from FAO will continue as needed.