Pakistan’s Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project Set To Surpass Bonn Challenge Commitment

The Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project in Pakistan’s northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province was launched in 2015 by Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party. It has surpassed its target by restoring and planting trees in 350,000 hectares of degraded forest landscapes. This successful project offers multiple benefits for climate adaptation and mitigation in a…

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…

Floating Gardens Of Bangladesh: A Community Based Adaptation For Combating Climate Change

The farmlands in southern Bangladesh during the monsoon  are covered by water, making it impossible to grow crops. Even when the floods recede, the land remains waterlogged restricting people’s ability to cultivate vegetables, to feed themselves and to generate an income. In this scenario, floating garden an ancient  method of farming has worked out to…

Changing People And Landscapes: Farida’s Story

The community based conservation activities led by Farida have paved the way for an integrated, climate-smart landscape management plan to protect the snow leopard. If other countries can create similar landscape management plans, an arch of climate-smart adaptation may stretch across Asia’s high mountains. Empowering villagers, using climate science to secure entire landscapes for people…