Nepali Indigenous Peoples Perspective On Climate Change And REDD+

The lands, territories and resources of indigenous peoples have been of significant historical importance to their livelihoods, cultures and spiritual identities. Over 370 million indigenous peoples are currently living in 70 countries in the world, mostly in remote, ecologically fragile and marginalized areas that are rich in traditional skills, knowledge and practices. Climate change is a…

Social Enterprise Stories – Himalee Dairy, Maradankadawala, Sri Lanka

Himalee Dairy Products (Pvt) Limited is a social enterprise located at Maradankadawala, Anuradhapura district was founded by Mr. Chandrasekera produces buffalo curd (traditional yoghurt) and a range of milk products. As a social enterprise Himalee diary is very much concerned about the well-being of local farmers where a majority of them are low income earners.…

Cow Dung And Fruit Trees: Traditional Wisdom Helps Assam Cope With Climate Change

Faced with more floods each monsoon season, farmers in Assam turn to indigenous technical knowledge from their forefathers to protect their livelihoods Subhadra Kumari had to wait a nervous few weeks before the flood waters abated from her paddy field and she could start planting rice saplings. “We are behind the ideal time for planting…

Climate Smart Agriculture In Nepal

Nepal is a predominantly rural society with agriculture accounting for more than a third of its gross domestic product. Recent temperature rises and reduction in winter rainfall have been affecting productivity and the livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations. A CDKN-supported project on Economic Impact Assessments of Climate Change in Nepal identified agriculture as highly vulnerable to the…