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Small Earth Nepal trains livestock smallholders in fodder and livestock management

By Thomas O’Malley, Technical Writer
Adaptation For Climate Change by Livestock Smallholders in the Gandaki River Basin
From: www.smallearth.org

  • Four Small Earth Nepal trainers hosted fourteen training sessions, conducted over nine days, to 51 female participants and 36 male participants.
  • “In this animal management training for climate change adaptation, there are many things which we learned which we can apply on our work. We feel very fortunate to have such programs in our district. We are encouraged to start commercial farming from this training” – Mr. Janak Adhikari, Tindobate, Syangja
  • “Two buffaloes died last year due to an undiagnosed disease, but I had no idea of livestock insurance. Now, I will immediately insure my livestock and minimize the risk of damage. It is good to know that the government of Nepal is subsidizing 75% of the premium” – Ms. Bhawani Khatiwoda, Baireni, Dhading
Training participants busy with their practical work in Dhading. They chop the fodder for making silage and hay. Picture by: www.smallearth.org

Training participants busy with their practical work in Dhading. They chop the fodder for making silage and hay. Picture by: www.smallearth.org

Climate change is an extremely complex challenge for communities around the world. Where you live and how you live will determine the ways in which you will be required to adapt. According to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), agricultural, especially livestock, production in many Asian countries is predicted to be impacted in a very significant way. This is why organizations like the Livestock Innovation Lab and Small Earth Nepal (SEN) have put together community level training on livestock management in three different districts in the country of Nepal. Continue reading

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