Nepal Gains Japan Food Aid

Japan awarded a 490 million yen (USD5 million) grant for a food production initiative that focuses on poor farmers, the Himalayan Times reports. The grant will be used to procure items and resources needed to improve the capacity of Nepalese farmers to increase the productivity of their crops.

This is the fourth assistance package extended by Japan to Nepal this week. Devex earlier reported that Japan, through the Asian Development Bank, will support three Nepalese programs that target the welfare of women, children and extremely poor people in the country.

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