Climate-smart agriculture takes off, thanks to ‘women-friendly’ tools and a gender-smart approach
Authors: Aastha Bhusal, Lakpa Sherpa, Laxman Khatri
There is an urgent need for climate-smart agriculture in Nepal. Climate change is affecting the livelihoods of the two-thirds of Nepalis who work in agriculture. Many farmers already follow farming practices that cause long-term environmental damage, such as haphazard over-application of chemicals and unsustainable natural resource use, which degrade soil quality and fertility. Climate change compounds these detrimental effects.