A Rapid Situation Assessment on Agriculture and Migration in Nepal (SAMN)

The IOM and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) jointly conducted “A Rapid Situation Assessment on Agriculture and Migration in Nepal” in 2010 to look at the issues, challenges and gaps pertaining to overseas employment and its impacts on agriculture and rural development. The research results indicated that though remittances contribute to a significant per cent of GDP in Nepal most of the earnings from remittances go to consumption. The research also indicated that developing infrastructural facilities like irrigation, transportation, communication and market for the agricultural products would help create conducive environment for investment in agricultural sector for migrant workers and their families.