Increasing the Resiliency of Livestock in Nepal

Recent years in Nepal have seen a deterioration of livestock production systems due to dwindling resources, an increase in disease prevalence and parasites, and the negative impacts of climate change.   With this in mind, researchers have begun a detailed study in the Thulokhola watershed (Nuwakot district) of Nepal that looks to increase the resiliency of livestock systems by keeping records on livestock production and animal food supply, analyzing fodder and feed samples, and testing fecal samples for parasites.  Their preliminary analysis indicates that enhancing livestock feed and nutrition, as well as veterinary care, is necessary in order to help adapt and strengthen Nepalese livestock production systems in the face of climate change.   Read Research Brief >>