Nepal is located in Southern Asia between China and India. The climate varies with cool summers and severe winters in the north to subtropical summers and mild winters in the south.
Nearly 70 percent of the population is employed in the agriculture sector, which accounts for 34 percent of the country’s GDP.
Because of a lack of access to appropriate seeds, fertilizers, and technologies, the country struggles to provide enough food for its people – with the prevalence of undernourishment at 13 percent.
Nepal is one of the least developed and poorest countries in the world with about one-quarter of its population living below the poverty line. A wave of massive earthquakes in 2015 damaged or destroyed homes and infrastructure and set back economic development. Nepal’s landlocked location, underdeveloped transportation systems, and power shortages also challenge the country.
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Projects in Nepal
IFDC is increasing crop productivity in Nepal. Our key project in the country is the Feed the Future Nepal Seed and Fertilizer Project.