Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

FAO was the first UN agency to start its work in Nepal in 1951, the year Nepal became its member. Since then, FAO Nepal has completed over 200 large and small national level projects and programmes covering various aspects of agricultural and rural development. At present, a significant portion of FAO’s work is centered on putting into action the Government of Nepal’s Agriculture Perspective Plan (APP). FAO’s areas of support cover integrated pest management; olive production and processing; agricultural marketing; community livestock development; Avian Influenza control; small dairy development; cattle breeding; leasehold forestry; training in selected aspects of the sanitary aspects of international trade; and emergency assistance to farm families affected by floods, drought and the recent phenomenon of soaring food prices.