Climate change perception, vulnerability and adaptive agricultural practices of the Tharu in the western Tarai of Nepal

Buddhi Chaudhary Tharu

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Climate change is a global problem with severe impacts on agriculture. This thesis shows how the Tharu of Nepal perceive and experience negative impacts on agriculture and livelihoods due to climatic variabilities and hazards. They apply multiple strategies by integrating indigenous knowledge and scientific knowledge-hybrid knowledge-for adaptation and mitigation to climate change, including complementarily using modern agricultural methods with grain crops such as rice and using more traditional methods for lentils and other minor crops, and the continuing use of traditional technology for storage. The integration of locally-adapted knowledge/practices into government programme can contribute to climate-smart agriculture.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Glaskin, Katie, Supervisor
  • Acciaioli, Greg, Supervisor
  • Erskine, William, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date6 Jul 2021
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2021

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