Climate-smart agriculture takes off, thanks to ‘women-friendly’ tools and a gender-smart approach

Year: 2020
Authors: Aastha Bhusal, Lakpa Sherpa, Laxman Khatri
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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.

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