City College of New York
Nepal is experiencing rapid climate change, whose nature and implications for livestock raising, under evolving rural social and economic systems, are poorly understood. This project aims to support rural adaptation within the context of economic diversification and broad-based empowerment targeting women and other disadvantaged sectors.
1. Understand local and regional climate change (concentrating n changes in hydrometeorological extremes) over recent decades through new applications of statistical methods to weather station and remote sensing data; 2. Assess the impact of past and present climate variability and change on the health and food supply of livestock raised by small farmers and herders across elevation gradients in Gandaki River Basin (GRB) through field survey; 3. Work with and train village-based networks to devise and pilot strategies for increasing livestock system resilience to climate hazards.