Climate Analogues

Agriculture – soon a key component in Nepal’s climate change agenda?

2012-08-13 / Posted by analogues_admin

Autor: Chase Sova

A rice farmer tends to her field in Rupandehi district in Nepal. Rice farmers, along with maize and sugarcane farmers, are among the many being trained under the project on climate-smart agriculture practices. Photo: Neil Palmer (CIAT)

A rice farmer tends to her field in Rupandehi district in Nepal. Rice farmers, along with maize and sugarcane farmers, are among the many being trained under the project on climate-smart agriculture practices. Photo: Neil Palmer (CIAT) (view original)

Persistence and diversification. Oddly enough, these two themes prove common between successful climate change adaptation, as well as getting to meet the Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Baburam Bhattarai. At least, this is the light-hearted lesson that The Adaptation to progressive climate change– and Oxford University Research Team drew from their recent meeting with the Prime Minister in early August.

Chase Sova and the Nepalese Prime Minister Mr. Baburam Bhattarai. Photo: Baral

Chase Sova and the Nepalese Prime Minister Mr. Baburam Bhattarai. Photo: Baral

Researchers Chase Sova and Prajwal Baral got the exclusive opportunity to sit down with the Prime Minister at his home office in Baluwatar, Kathmandu to discuss the climate change agenda within his administration. The meeting came at the end of one month of nearly 100 in-depth-interviews across Nepal’s climate change and agricultural sectors, including many members of Bhattarai’s government.

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At present, this includes a team of Oxford PhD researchers moving between the Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and the southern district of Rupandehi (near the border of India) piloting CCAFS climate analogue tool and Farms of the Future program.

 

 

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