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…