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How food keeps Nepalese children in education

In Nepal, 85% of the population works on the land. But despite its high dependency on agriculture, it struggles to grow enough food to feed its people.

This year, the monsoon rains have come late and crops have failed, adding extra pressure. The UN says people living in the remote west of the country have only enough food to last three months.

The BBC's Ben Thompson travelled to Doti, in the far west of Nepal, to see how schools can play an important role in keeping children nourished.

Click here for the full report and more details about the project.

  • 16 Jul 2012
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