The project will help half a million poor and vulnerable people in six districts of far west rural Nepal build their resilience to climate change impacts like floods, landslides and drought. In practice this means supporting smallholder farmers to earn an extra £140 per year by taking advantage of small farm economic opportunities and investments in climate-smart technologies such as drip irrigation, essential oil production, multiple-use water systems and community-based renewable energy. To ensure sustainability it will also build the capacity of local communities and local institutions to manage floods, drought and new crop diseases and become stronger and more self-reliant. The project is led by iDE. FHRC's component of the project involves research on the process of integrating local adaptation plans of action (LAPA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) through case studies and institutional assessments at the level of local government units, to be consolidated into policy recommendations.
For more information, see the project website
Funder: UK DFID (UKaid)
Duration: February 2015 – December 2017
FHRC Project Manager: Dr Parvin Sultana