Nepal launches 10-year plan to eradicate hunger

Kathmandu: The Nepalese government has launched an action plan to eradicate hunger from the country by 2025, the media reported on Tuesday.

Nepal and UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have joined hands for this initiative, Xinhua news agency reported citing a statement by FAO on Monday.

The national action plan on the Zero Hunger Initiative in Nepal (2016-2025) was jointly launched by Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and FAO director general Jose Graziano da Silva in Kathmandu.

The Nepalese prime minister said that Nepal is committed to meeting the target before the deadline.

As per the action plan, the Nepalese government will focus on increasing production of agriculture, utilisation of barren land, irrigation facility, year round food availability and eliminating stunting in infants.

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