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.
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?