Climate change is affecting small-holder farming system and water sources in the mid-hill region of Nepal


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Noon Seminar Series

When: Mar 8 2018 - 12:00pm until Mar 8 2018 - 1:00pm
Where: John A. Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125, East-West Center

Photo of little girl collecting water in the mid-hill region in NepalThe mid-hill region of Nepal is experiencing a heavy burden of climate change impacts. Changing rainfall patterns, low crop yields, increased diseases and parasites in animals, drying drinking water sources, forest degradation, and declining river discharges are some of the major climate change impacts in the region. Local communities have adapted to these impacts, but in a very limited scale and with minimal scientific rigor. Comprehensive multidisciplinary research, community capacity-building, and the implementation of appropriate policy measures for climate change adaptation are urgently needed.

Video of Durga Poudel's presentation on 3/8/18 at East-West Center:


Photo of Dr. Durga D. PoudelDr. Durga D. Poudel is Professor and Assistant Director of the School of Geosciences and Coordinator of the Environmental Science Program at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He was born and raised in Nepal. Professor Poudel received his B.Sc. from the University of Agriculture in Faisalabad, Pakistan, his M.Sc. from the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand, and his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, USA. Professor Poudel has worked as a Research Fellow at the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center in Taiwan and as a Visiting Research Scholar at the University of California, Davis. He has extensive research and teaching experience on soils, water, environment, agriculture, and climate change.

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