CONTENTS:- 1. Food security in the conflict and post conflict context of Nepal / Bishnu Raj Upreti and Christopher Butler. 2. Food security: key terms and debates / Prabin Manandhar. 3. Conflict over seed and plant genetic resources: implications for food security / Bishnu Raj Upreti and Yamuna Ghale. 4. The determinants of Nepal's food insecurity / Sony K.C. and Sagar Raj Sharma. 5. Gendered dimensions of food security in Nepal / Yamuna Ghale. 6. Improving markets and trade policy for food security / Nirmal Kumar Bishowkarma. 7. Agricultural productivity and food security: challenges and opportunities / Babar Shahbaz, Ghazanfar Ali Khan and Muhammad Iftikhar.
Food security has emerged as a major global concern due to changes brought by climate change, demographic dynamics, political power struggles, and rapidly globalizing economic processes. In the case of Nepal, current efforts to rebuild the state after a decade-long insurgency have added another challenging dimension to food security. The interim constitution (2007) as well as the newly promulgated constitution of Nepal in 2015 have enshrined the right to food as a fundamental right for Nepali citizens. Hence, post-conflict debates in Nepal have focused significantly on food issues. This book ‘Food Security in Post-conflict Nepal : Challenges and Opportunities, devotes its pages to important issues and perspectives that help illuminate the complexity of food security in Nepal while also pointing ways forward to ensure better livelihoods for Nepali people.