In Nepal, climate change is leading to rising temperatures, more erratic rainfall and more frequent rapid disasters (e.g. landslides and floods) and slow-onset disasters (e.g. drought, snow melt and sedimentation). Dramatic variations in altitude across short distances and scarce monitoring stations across the country mean modelling potential impacts have significant limitations. In a country dependent on agricultural production (employing about 65% of the population), the effects of future climate change impacts are substantial.
iDE builds farmers’ resilience in high-value subsectors, including vegetables, spices, essential oils, livestock, and fisheries. iDE has developed over 500 Multiple Use water Systems (MUS), bringing piped water to over 82,000 people. iDE has developed 356 rural collection centres and 187 essential oil distillation units in public-private partnerships, linking households to markets. Collection Centres are a key adaptation intervention enabling communities to seek solutions to climate change, integrate recommendations into crop calendars for members and provide representation in local adaptation plan. iDE is enabling improved food security and productivity through developing technologies and last mile supply chains for micro irrigation, solar pumps, safe Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and improved inputs and knowledge through development of local service providers.