The survey found that the Covid-19 crisis has continued to negatively impact livelihoods of households, with 11% of families reporting job loss, and one-third of them suffering a reduction income – more than in the April survey.
Loss of income was found to be more common for certain types of livelihoods like daily wage labourers, migrant workers and small business and trade. Job loss and income reduction caused by the Covid-19 crisis affected household food security: inadequate food consumption and food insufficiency were more common among households that reported job loss and income reduction, compared to households that did not experience job loss and income reduction.
Households with low education levels, with a disabled household member, and female-headed households, daily wage labourers and migrants workers were found to be more food insecure than five months ago.
“Efficient and effective food supply chains are essential to lowering the risks of food insecurity, malnutrition, food price fluctuations and can simultaneously create jobs,” said WFP Representative for Nepal Pippa Bradford. “By empowering producers and retailers in the food systems economy, we help build supply chains that are resilient to shocks, environmentally sustainable and that can ensure nutrition for all.”