Climate change, poverty and livelihoods: adaptation practices by rural mountain communities in Nepal

Effects of climate change tend to be more severe where people rely on weather dependent rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods. In rural mountain communities with limited livelihood options, adaptive capacity is low due to limited information, poor access to services, and inequitable access to productive assets. Few studies have reported on the current status of rural and remote mountain areas in Nepal with little known about adaptation strategies in use. This article is based on a study in the remote mountainous Jumla District of Nepal to explore how climate change is affecting the livelihood of local communities and how different wellbeing groups are differentially impacted. Read more: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901112000445

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Popular Gentle Tek Narayan Maraseni
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Environmental Science & Policy
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