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Record number 496400
Title Adapting to climate variability: the views of peasant farmers in Nepal
Author(s) Chalise, S.; Maraseni, T.; Maroulis, J.
Source International Journal of Global Warming 7 (2015)3. - ISSN 1758-2083 - p. 380 - 394.
Department(s) Soil Physics and Land Management
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Abstract There are growing concerns, especially from farmers in rural mid-east Nepal, about main-streaming locally-led climate adaptation strategies. Using a bottom-up approach, we analysed the bio-physical and socio-economic impacts on Nepalese agriculture from three focus group discussions and a survey of 60 peasant farmers to identify the relevant climate change impacts which were used to investigate how farmers' practices overcome any climate-based barriers. The results suggest that farmers are partially able to minimise the impacts of climate-based barriers whereas they have difficulty in coping with non-climatic barriers. The results emphasise the role of government and other stakeholders in locally-led adaptation (not only in mitigation) as an avenue to combat the negative impacts of climate-based variability.
Keywords: climate variability, farmer perceptions, locally-led adaptation, climate change adaptation, peasant farmers, Nepal, rural areas, agriculture, climate change impacts
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