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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||6 Jul 2021|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2021|