United Nations
Information Centre | Nepal
Climate Change and Agrobiodiversity in Nepal: Opportunities to include agrobiodiversity maintenance to support Nepal’s National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA)
PDF File Size: 339 KB | Download   
Climate change is becoming one of the major environmental issues in Nepal. There is evidence that climate change is already affecting the biodiversity and weakening the livelihood assets of poor and marginalised communities. Despite this climate change has been largely left out of the Nepal Environment Policy and Action Plan. The existing government policy on the agriculture sector also takes no systematic account of the anticipated impact of climate change. The preparation of the National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) is the first official initiative to mainstream adaptation into national policies and actions so as to address the adverse impacts of climate change and reduce vulnerability to changing climate and extreme events. The Ministry of Environment signed the contract in November 2008 with UNDP to officially start the NAPA formulation process in Nepal. The Ministry is planning to complete the NAPA by April 2010 with some good progress in terms of initial understanding on vulnerability context and identify preliminary sectoral issues through the mobilization of thematic working groups. Adaptation to climate change should be considered from a contingency planning process perspective. There is a need for integration of agrobiodiversity component within the NAPA. Adaptation in the agricultural sector can be seen in terms of both short-term and long-term actions. There is a need for provision of crop and livestock insurance, social safety nets, new irrigation schemes and local management strategies, as well as collaborative research, capacity building at different levels, inter departmental coordination and focused policies. Particular attention should be paid to building on existing local knowledge, practices and innovation, including good practices on agro-biodiversity management and related sectors. Focus should be given to participatory research and development so as to: identify and develop drought, flood, pest and/or disease tolerant varieties; strengthen on-farm in-situ conservation and utilization of plant genetic resources, including improve home garden diversification; strengthen farmer seed systems; enhance access to a larger portfolio of germplasm through promotion of community seed banks; promote and strengthen capacity for grassroots and participatory plant breeding to broaden the genetic base for secured food production; and develop improved measures for conservation-based ecological farming, including sustainable soil and nutrient management practices. The participation of civil society and of rural communities in national and international negotiations and decision-making is crucial.
#ClimateChange #Biodiversity #NAPA
Publisher:
FAO, PAR ,   (2010 )
Type / Script:
Progress Report in English
Keywords:
CLIMATE CHANGE, GREENHOUSE GASES, AGROBIODIVERSITY, AGRICULTURE, BIODIVERSITY, ADAPTATION PROGRAMMES, FOOD SECURITY, AGRICULTURAL POLICY, AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION, ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, AGRICULTURAL INSURANCE, CAPACITY BUILDING, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Thematic Group:
 FAO : Food and Agriculture Organization
Thesaurus:
04.01.01  -  Agricultural Economics And Policy; Rural Sociology
Reference Link:
** This document has been:
1190  times viewed
52  times downloaded.
Feeder: LUNI SHRESTHA , Editor: SANJIYA SHRESTHA , Auditor:

View Document History
Related Topics
Nepal Climate Change Support Programme
NCCSP Thematic Areas
NCCSP at a Glance
Nepal Climate Change Support Programme
Nepal Climate Change Support Programme (NCCSP)
Integrating Agriculture In National Adaptation Plans
The Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA) in Mountain Ecosystems in Nepal
United Nations Development Programme COUNTRY: NEPAL( Nepal Climate Change Support Programme: Building Climate Resilience in Nepal.)
Climate change guidelines for forest managers
Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture
Ecosystem Based Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems in Nepal
Ecosystem Based Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems in Nepal
ASHA: Adaptation For Smallholders In Hilly Areas - Final Project Design Report
President’s Report: Proposed Grants To The Republic Of Nepal For Adaptation For Smallholders In Hilly Areas Project (ASHA)
Initial National Communication to the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
National Adaptations Plans: Technical Guidelines For The National Adaptation Plan Process
Nepal Climate Support Change Programme UNDP
Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Agriculture Priority Framework for Action 2011 – 2020
The Agriculture Sectors in the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions: Analysis
Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture (GCP/NEP/070/LDF)
Climate Finance Glossary
UN Newsletter - Vol. 55 (Apr - May 2014)
Climate Change Adaptation in Fisheries and Aquaculture - FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular No. 1088
CLIMATE AND HEALTH COUNTRY PROFILE – 2015
Ecosystem based Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems in Nepal
Nepal Climate Change Support Programme: Building Climate Resilience in Nepal
Ecosystem Based Adaptation
Climate change risk and vulnerability assessment of ago ecological zones in Nepal
Managing climate risks and adapting to climate change in the agriculture sector in Nepal
Nepal Climate Change Support Programme (NCCSP)
Human Development Report 2007/2008 - Fighting Climate Change : Human Solidarity in a Divided World
Ecosystem based Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems in Nepal
Public Expenditure Tracking Survey: COOPERATIVE FARMING, SMALL IRRIGATION AND TRANSPORTATION OF SEEDS & FERTILIZERS PROGRAMME
Government Of Nepal: Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping For Nepal
GEF SGP COUNTRY PROGRAMME STRATEGY FOR OPERATIONAL PHASE 6 (2015-2018)
In The Know- UNDP Nepal Newsletter-Issue 23, November 2008
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal - Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
Integrating Agriculture In National Adaptation Plans: Safeguarding Livelihoods And Promoting Resilience Through NAPs
Nepal Climate Citizen Budget
Adaptation for Smallholders in Hilly Areas (ASHA) Supervision report
Lessons learned from appraising the impact of IFAD projects in Nepal on the GHG balance and stocks of natural resources - An analysis using the Ex-Ante Carbon balance Tool
Technical Cooperation Programme - Strengthening Capacities for Disaster Prevention and Preparedness and Climate Risk Management in the Agricultural Sector
Gender Responsive National Communications Toolkit
Ecosystem based Adaptation in Mountain Ecosystems in Nepal (EbA)
Nepal and FAO : Building Food and Nutrition Security through Sustainable Agricultural Development
Green Job in Asia Project Nepal
Nepal and FAO: Building food and nutrition security through sustainable agricultural development
In The Know - UNDP Nepal Newsletter - Issue 47 November 2010
Integrating climate finance in planning & budgeting: Nepal's experience - Youtube
SDG Localization through Integration of Climate Change in Agricultural Planning and Budgeting at the National and Sub-national Levels
SDG Localization through Integration of Climate Change in Agricultural Planning and Budgeting at the National and Sub-national Levels
Nepal Climate Change Support Programme: Annual Progressive Report 2015
GEF-Small Grants Programme (GEF-SGP)
Nepal Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review 2011(CPEIR)
Key Note Address by Honorable Dr. Min Bahadur Shrestha, Vice Chairman, and National Planning Commission of Nepal during Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2017: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction for Poverty Eradication in Asia-Pacific.
Integrating Climate Finance in Planning & Budgeting: Nepal's experience [Youtube]
Nepal Climate Change Support Programme
The Future for Climate Finance in Nepal
Vulnerability and Impacts Assessment for Adaptation Planning in Panchase Mountain Ecological Region, Nepal
FAO Nepal Newsletter Observance Of 36th World Food Day-2016
SDGs in Nepal Goal 13: Info-graphics
Human Development Report 2007 : Climate change and human development – risk and vulnerability in a warming world : Country Case Study-Nepal
MITIGATING THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON ASIA's MOUNTAINS. UNESCO/ICIMOD WORKSHOP IN MARCH IN KATHMANDU
Enhancing Capacities for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management for Sustainable Livelihoods in Agriculture Sector - Project Findings and Recommendations
NEPAL CLIMATE PUBLIC EXPENDITURE AND INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW (CPEIR) Government of Nepal National Planning Commission United Nations Development Programme United Nations Environment Programme Capacity Development for Development
THE FUTURE FOR CLIMATE FINANCE IN NEPAL Government of Nepal National Planning Commission United Nations Development Programme United Nations Environment Programme Capacity Development for Development Effectiveness Facility for Asia Pacific
GOVERNMENT AND UN SIGN STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FRAMEWORK FOR THE NEXT 5 YEARS
Building Food And Nutrition Security Through Sustainable Agricultural Development
ECOSYSTEM BASED ADAPTION IN MOUNTAIN REGIONS IN NEPAL (EBA)
Climate Change Financing Framework: A roadmap to systematically strengthen climate change mainstreaming into planning and budgeting
Christiana Figueres Talking about the Community Based Adaptation
Team of 8th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation
International Conference on Community Based Adaptation at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza
पारिस्थितिकिय प्रणालिमा आधारित अनुकुलन
Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR)
Swapping Crops [YouTube]
Impact of Climate Change Finance in Agriculture on the Poor
Nepal Climate Change Support Programme (NCCSP)
वन ब्यवस्थापकहरुका लागि जलवायु परिवर्तन निर्देशिका
Food Wastage Footprint & Climate Change
Management Guidelines For Asian Floodplain River Fisheries
Green Jobs in Nepal
Nepal Country Strategic Opportunities Programme
The Future of Food Creating sustainable communities through climate adaptation, Issue No. 2 ( December 2009 )
WFP Nepal : Brief : Reporting Period: 01 January - 30 March 2015
Climate Change Budget Code : Documenting the national process of arriving at multi-sectoral consensus (2012)
SMALL AREA ESTIMATION OF FOOD INSECURITY AND UNDERNUTRITION IN NEPAL
Harnessing Green Climate Fund Resources for Nepal
Terms of Reference (ToR) for Development of Guidelines on Climate Resilient Health Facility
Participant Speaking on the Event National Youth Conference on Climate Change Held on Grand Hotel Kathmandu
Ecosystem based adaptation - A case from Panchase [YouTube]
Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme (CDRMP)
Synopsis of the District Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review
जलवायु परिवर्तनसम्बन्धी खर्च तथा संस्थागत संरचनाको पुनरावलोकन अध्ययनको सारांश
Mainstreaming Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity into Agricultural Production and Management in East Africa
Nepal: Coping with Climate Change, Addressing Migration
Western Uplands Poverty Alleviation Project Supervision Report
Helping farmers in India, Indonesia and Nepal thrive in a changing climate
Livelihood supports in climate resilient building
Mt. Everest
100 result(s) found.