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Climate risk and food security in Nepal: Analysis of climate impacts on food security and livelihoods


Climate risk and food security in Nepal: Analysis of climate impacts on food security and livelihoods

Food security is highly sensitive to climate risks in Nepal. Recent climate-related events, such as the 2008 floods and the 2008/2009 winter drought, have highlighted the potential impact of climate on food production, access to markets, and income from agricultural activities. However, the ways in which livelihoods and specific vulnerabilities are linked to climate have not been well studied.

The purpose of this analysis was to quantitatively and qualitatively assess climate (including climate variability, change,
and extremes) impacts on food security and livelihoods.