Agriculture

New approach puts theory of Climate-Resilient Agriculture into practice on the ground

Takeaways Author: Elisa Jimenez Alonso

South Asia has a population of roughly 1.75 billion people, 25% of whom fall below the international poverty line, and 70% live in rural areas of whom the majority, especially women, rely on agriculture for their livelihood. Despite being predominantly agrarian, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal are net importers of food. Climate change adds further stress to this highly challenging socio-economic situation.


“I don’t sleep well”: Extreme weather threatens Nepal’s farmers

Stories from the field Author: Aadesh Subedi

Agriculture is being particularly hit as recurring droughts and floods have become the new normal. According to the Ministry of Agricultural Development, August floods in the Talai region alone cost farmers nearly 3 billion Nepalese rupees (about $28 million). As climate change brings more unpredictable weather, how farmer in Chitwan - Nepal adapt?