Food security and nutrition has been a priority working sector of DEPROSC-Nepal for more than two decades. It aims to ensure food security among rural poor and farmers, provide technical and other support to create job market in the sector, and provide commercial agriculture as sustainable livelihood option. Social mobilization, institutional development, technology transfer, capacity building, micro enterprise development and value chain are its approaches toward establishing food secure nation.
DEPROSC-Nepal is working towards use of technologies for transforming subsistence agriculture towards commercialization, inadequate infrastructures and easy access to market, which are some of the major challenges faced agriculture today. On the other hand, the environmental dynamics and climate change leading to constantly changing climatic pattern is threatening the major basis of livelihood of the country. Thus, it is predicted to affect food security and nutrition through a combination of reduced food production, higher food prices, and lower food utilization, which could negatively affect livelihoods and access to critical health and social facilities. It is therefore, DEPROSC-Nepal has revised its working areas and expanded it to climate change and its impact on food security and nutrition.