Scaling up Climate Resilient Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihood of Smallholder Farmers in Nepal
Authors: Anita Gautam, Parshuram Bishwakarma, Indra Prasad Paudel
Scaling up Climate Resilient Agriculture for Sustainable Livelihood of Smallholder Farmers in Nepal (CRA) is being implemented from October 2018 to September 2021 by Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD) in Sindhupalchok and Kaski districts of Nepal with funding support from Bread for the World (BftW), Germany. The project aims to achieve three objectives: i) diversify food and income sources of target groups, particularly women-led and socially marginalized households, ii) increase adaptive capacity and resilience of vulnerable communities to climate and disaster risks, and iii) contribute to create favourable policy environment for mainstreaming climate-resilient agriculture in the government policies and plans with especial emphasis at the local level.
Household survey was carried out in the project sites in April 2019 for fulfilling the first objective. For second and third objectives, key informant interview and policies/plans were reviewed. The main objective of the study was to establish benchmark information for the implementation of project activities. The household survey was mainly focused on agriculture biodiversity, on-farm income and agroecological practices.