[-]The main purpose of the study was to produce situation assessment/ baseline report of selected districts and the VDCs. Specific objectives of the study were to (i) assess physical and environmental impacts of climate change, (ii) identify the livelihood profiling in the district and from the selected VDCs, (iii) explore the status of local institutional assessment, and (iv) find the potential areas for interventions to help the communities for better coping and adaptation to climate change in agriculture.

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[-] This framework addresses the impacts of climate change and extreme climate events in various sub sectors of agriculture in Nepal, explicitly integrating the priorities identified in NAPA and the National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management. The document considers integration of climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness into Nepal’s agricultural policy, programs and plans, analyzes lessons learnt in the field and suggests strategic activities to support farming communities in climate change and disaster risks management and to improve institutional collaboration and coordination among relevant stakeholders. Overall, it is recommended to shift the approach from reactive emergency response to pro-active climate risk management and disaster preparedness approach.

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In an effort to shift towards proactive planning for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), the District Disaster Risk Management Plans (DDRMP) were formulated for the Arghakhanchi, Siraha, Kapilvastu and Udaypur districts. The preparation of the DDRMPs were commissioned by FAO and developed through a multi-stakeholder participatory planning process to inform the local governance, communities, DDRCs and other stakeholders about disaster preparedness and risk reduction measures. 

Arghakhanchi District


last updated:  Thursday, January 10, 2013