US$8m appeal to help farmers in Nepal

Women walking in the paddy filed. UNFPA/Seth Broekman

An appeal is being made by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to support farmers in Nepal following the devastating earthquake which struck the country on Saturday.

The 7.8 magnitude tremor killed thousands and has left 3.5 million people in need of food assistance.

FAO says US$8 million is now needed to help farmers prepare for the upcoming rice sowing season set to start in mid-to-late May.

Somsak Pipoppinyo is the FAO Representative in Nepal and Bhutan.

He has been speaking with Sandra Ferrari on the phone from Kathmandu.

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