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Climate change Adaptation Workshop at ASHA
Climate change adaptation (CCA) considers identifying and undertaking the actions to adapt to climate extremes and variability and has economic and social value both in dealing with today’s climate related concerns and also to withstand the future changes in climate related risk by building climate resilient pathways. The main objective of this workshop is to learn the best practices from...
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For the love of learning: A Dalit woman’s struggle to live her dream
  Text: Lorina Sthapit  Photos: Kaushal Shrestha © IFAD In conservative societies of rural Nepal where families consider sons more valuable, daughters miss out on education. Girls are married off at a very young age, a fate that befalls many rural women, resulting in high illiteracy rates and inability to be self–reliant and independent. It poses even graver problems for...
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PERSEVERANCE – Out of poverty, and towards changing forest policies
Kaushal Shrestha and Lorina Sthapit, IFAD Nepal Leasehold forestry (LF) is a unique property rights regime that enables poor and food insecure households to gain access to degraded forestland on a 40-year renewable lease, and thereby generate income from forest products, livestock, and ecosystem services. The programme first began in 1992 with the IFAD funded Hills Leasehold Forestry...
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Real Business Women – Business Literacy, HVAP Jumla
Real Business Women – Business Literacy, HVAP Jumla Lorina Sthapit and Kaushal Shrestha, IFAD Nepal “My husband says we have 300 apple trees. I have no choice but to believe him since I don’t know how to count,” said Mayadevi Rawat, a member of Kalika Vegetable and Fruits Production Group in Umghat VDC of Jumla District. Like Mayadevi, most women farmers of Umghat...
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Stories from the Field: Bringing light to Humla
Text: Kaushal Man Shrestha & Lorina Sthapit Photos: Suraj Shakya & Lorina Sthapit For the people of Kharpel, electricity was once a phenomenon many had only heard stories about. The times have changed, however, with a micro hydropower station built under the initiative of WUPAP in 2009. “I can now do my homework at night after I finish all the chores,” said 12 year-old...
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