In March 2015, unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms caused tremendous losses to the standing rabi crops right when they were ready to be harvested.
Konark Sikka is an intern with IFPRI-South Asia office It has now been a decade since the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) cleared the halls of Parliament. MGNREGA’s principal aim is to improve livelihoods, mostly in the rural areas, by guaranteeing 100 days of work every year. In a recent research studyRead more
Eighty percent of the population in Nepal lives in rural areas and depends heavily on agriculture as a source of income and employment. With changing monsoon patterns, and the effect of drought and floods in various regions, the impact of climate change is visible in the agricultural food chain. Consequently, ensuring food security and farmers’Read more