Farming in the Himalayas is tough. Climate change makes it even harder.
Many people in Nepal, like Pooja, rely on farming for food and income. But cycles of floods and droughts are destroying their crops.
What would it take for Pooja to succeed?
An ingenious combination of small things that would make a big difference. A proven approach perfected in partnership with other farming communities in Nepal.
Better seeds would make her crops more resilient to new weather patterns. Solar-power could water her fields during dry periods. Training in new farming techniques would mean bigger harvests – enough to feed her family, with extra to sell. Vegetable cable cars could move her produce to market in minutes, not hours. New business skills would bring opportunities to earn more. And with a bigger say in community decision making, women like Pooja could shine.
You can help farmers like Pooja turn the tables on climate change.
“We are facing problems due to climate change – it doesn’t rain on time and when it rains, it pours.
It didn’t happen like this in the past. It’s raining continuously so we are facing problem to cultivate crops. We don’t have any inkling about how to do farming in these conditions.”
Pooja, a farmer from Dang, Nepal
of the population rely on farming
Rainfall has decreased by an average of
of farmers depend on monsoon rains for irrigation
Since 1960, temperatures have increased each decade by
By 2050, the temperature is projected to rise
1.6°C – 2.2°C
And extreme rainfall events increase by
35% – 52%
Subscribe to Small Talk, our email newsletter, to stay updated on the big issues and how our innovative work is helping people to tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges.
If you are happy for us to provide information about our work, fundraising activities and ways to get involved by email please provide your details.
We respect your privacy
We take protecting your personal information seriously. We will never sell or swap your details with another organisation. We aim to provide you with a great experience of Practical Action and to communicate with every supporter in the best way possible. To do this, we may analyse your data and obtain further information about interests, preferences and level of potential donations using publicly available sources. We sometimes ask carefully selected companies to do this for us.
You can find out more about how we collect and use your personal information by reading our privacy notice at www.practicalaction.org/privacy. To change how we manage your personal information or opt out of receiving communications from Practical Action call us on 0800 389 1624 email [email protected]