Rice Duck Farming In Nepal: A Community Based Adaptation For Combating Climate Change

Rice-duck farming is an integrated type of farming technology. It is especially suitable for resource poor farmers to produce low cost organic rice. Rice -duck farming on a small scale is a common practice  especially among the Tharu communities in the  Terai regions of Nepal. The  pilot research carried out by Practical Action from April…

It’s Not Just About The Money-A Story From Rasuwa

Lower-income Nepalese youth have improved their earning. capacity by opting for foreign employment. Employment abroad has apart from monetary remittances give rise to social remittances. M.Tamang after his employment abroad has been involved in multiple enterprises. He was the first person to introduce cabbage cultivation in Gatlang (in 2002/03). In the last four years he…

Unabated Climate Change Would Reverse the Hard-Earned Development Gains in Asia — New Report

Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Under a business-as-usual scenario, a…

Climate impacts hit 750 million South Asians over 10 years

Almost 750 million people in South Asia were affected by floods, droughts, extreme rainfall, heat waves and sea-level rise — all impacts of climate change or worsened by it — in the first decade of this millennium, according to new research by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI). Read the full story on the India Climate Dialogue website.

Worrying Picture of Biodiversity

The latest edition of the Living Planet report and an index based on it, prepared by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Zoological Society of London, have projected a very worrying picture of biodiversity, especially animal life, in the near future. It says the world is losing its biodiversity at an alarming rate and very soon there will be irreparable loss of a good part of life on earth.