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Study on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Measures in Palpa District of Nepal

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Environment Professionals Training and Research Institute Pvt. Ltd. Kathmandu, NEPAL

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 2, Issue (3), Pages 15-23, March,22 (2013)


This study was conducted in Madanpokhara village of Palpa district that lies in Nepal aiming to learn the climate change impacts and the new adaption measures at local level. Climate change (CC) has impacted agriculture in the study area and the people have reported decreasing trends of crop production, more flowering and poor fruiting in the fruits and vegetables, explosion of pest and insect in crops, erosion of fertile top soil and shift to use hybrid seeds. Adaptation strategies of the affected people included their engagement in construction of water harvesting pond, agro forestry, water source protection, tier system of cultivation, grafting, alternative energy as a source of energy and initiation of community based micro-credit programs. To address the issues of CC, government of Nepal have initiated its adaptation programmes through the dissemination of CC Policy Nepal 2011.


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