Nepal earthquakes - Situation report 16 June 2016

Nepal earthquakes - Situation report 16 June 2016
Jun 2016

Key messages

  • Damage to livestock due to the earthquakes 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 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. In the aftermath of the earthquakes FAO supported two assessments in agriculture, food security and livelihoods in the affected areas that provided valuable information to the development partners.
  • 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) livestock support; (iv) improving nutrition and income generation; (v) safeguarding livestock health and productivity; and (vi) rehabilitation of small-scale irrigation schemes.
  • FAO’s emergency response programme will be handed over to the local government by June 2016, while support from FAO will continue as needed.