Adaptation aspects in major sectors like forestry, agriculture, water resources and health are presented in Nepal's National Communication of 2004. Adaptation measure to Climate Change could be approached by intensifying the conservation of drought resistant crop varieties by improving cropping practices to conserve water; and by promoting crop diversification. Several aspects of the vulnerability and impact analysis in agriculture sector can also be improved, for example, development of improved climate scenarios, development of more suitable crop models, and search for alternative analytical approaches.
Nepal is a small landlocked mountainous country located between the world's two most populous countries: China to the north and India to the east, west and south, with a total land area of 147,181 square kilometers. The elevation of the country increases from about 60 meters in the south to 8848 meters in the north at the peak of Mt. Everest. Nepal receives major portion of rainfall during summer monsoon from June to September.
SDG Localization through Integration of Climate Change in Agricultural Planning and Budgeting at the National and Sub-national Levels
Agriculture contributes to about one third of Nepal’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employs about two-thirds of the population directly or indirectly. Agriculture being highly vulnerable to climate change, experiences far-reaching impacts with implications on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 1: Food security, Nutrition and Hunger and other SDGs. Since these impacts directly affect the livelihoods of a large number of people depending upon agriculture, it is important to integrate climate change in agriculture plans at all levels of government—local, provincial and federal.
This baseline assessment summary has been formatted to focus on the findings relevant to Nepal that were outlined in a report recently produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The report describes the findings of a survey on the status of formulation and implementation of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) in eight countries as of April 2017, and the potential contribution of the Integrating agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Program
3 October 2016
Inception Report: Conduct a climate change risk and vulnerability assessment of agro-ecological zones of Nepal and appraising climate change adaptation measures in agriculture
The key overall objectives of the assignment are to:
2 August 2017
Project Technical Task Force Meeting Minutes - NAP-Ag Nepal
Project Technical Taskforce (PTT) Meeting Combined Presentation - 2 May 2017