Nepal is primarily an agrarian country. Majority of its population is directly or indirectly engaged in agriculture, which contributes to approximately 30% of the national GDP. However, a large portion of its population is still living in hunger and food insecurity.
Moreover, agriculture, being largely based on natural parameters, is very much vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Distorted rain and increased temperature among other impacts have detrimental effects on agriculture production and productivity, further worsening the situation of food security in the country. To emerge out of such insecurity, Nepal needs to adapt to climate resilient crops and practices that can withstand the challenges posed by the changing climate.
PRC promotes climate resilient agriculture in making Nepal’s food secure.