Photo: Aastha Bhusal, LI-BIRD

Climate Smart Villages (CSVs) II

In line with three pillars of CSA defined by Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO); Adaptation, Mitigation and Food security/Productivity; various climate smart technologies (zero tillage, SRI, stress tolerant varieties, precision fertilizer application etc.) have been piloted by CGIAR CCCAFS/LI-BIRD in five districts of Nepal in 2015 and 2016. The interventions like solar based irrigation, weather information services and other approaches combined with these pilot have contributed towards developing a climate smart village, an approach put forth by CGIAR/CCAFS. Based on the suggestions from evaluation at the end of the first phase some secondary level interventions were suggested. To address this concerns i.e the suggestions mentioned below, the second phase of the project has been designed.

  • A necessity for generating more convincing evidences about economic, environmental and social benefits of the approach.
  • Urgency of supporting the local institutions like farmers groups/solar user groups that are involved in piloting CSVs for a sustainable plan.
  • Exploring the co-learning and co-evaluation opportunity through government’s national CSV initiatives
  • Necessity of documenting the learning, good practices and results of the project and disseminate them widely.

The Collective effort from all these interventions is expected to synergistically facilitate for drafting National CSV strategy.

Project Details
Countries: Nepal
Working districts: Nawalparasi, Mahottari, Bardiya
Project Duration: 2017 - 2021
Partners: CDAFN
Funded by: Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
Contact Person: Laxman Khatri