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Climate Change Management by Huong Ha

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CHAPTER 2

Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security from Socio-Economic Perspectives in Nepal

Bimal Raj Regmi and Apar Paudyal

Introduction

The extreme weather variability and changes in South Asia has put the agriculture farming system at risk and uncertainty. As the farming system is largely dependent on weather and practiced in natural environment, Nepalese agriculture is a climate sensitive sector because of the close relationship between crop production and climatic variables like temperature and rainfall. It is projected that climate change will impact food security by the middle of 21st century, with the largest numbers of food-insecure people located in South Asia (Hijioka et al. 2014). A systematic review projected mean ...

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