Children in NepalThe Democratic Republic of Nepal is located in the Himalayas in South Asia. The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest. The Hill Region abuts the mountains and varies from 800 to 4,000 meters in altitude with progression from subtropical climates to alpine climates. The lowland plains in the southern part of the country are fertile and humid. The population is approximately 27 million.

Nepal does not have an official school gardening program and agriculture has been removed from the school curriculum but some private schools have started to implement such gardens. There are a total of 34,000 schools in 75 districts with 17 of these districts having a school feeding program, also including deworming and nutritional supplements, supported by the World Food Program.