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Study on Impact of Climate Change and Its Effect on the Situation Of Women (A case study of Lele Village Development Committee (VDC), Lalitpur, Nepal).
Richa Pradhan

Last modified: 2017-04-30

Abstract


Climate change is believed to impact people unequally. It is said that the poor, women and vulnerable groups who are dependent on climate- sensitive livelihood will be affected the most. In Nepal, women comprise of the majority of poor who have extended involvement in agricultural activities due to mass outmigration of men. The objective of the study is to study the impact of climate change on of situation of women, review climate and agriculture national policies from gender perspective, assess the policy implementation at the local level and to assess the impact of climate change on condition and position of women. The study area was Lele, Lalitpur where the sample size of the study was fifty women who were dependent agriculture. Primary data was collected by focus group discussion, questionnaire survey and key informant interview. The study showed that climatic variability has impacted agriculture in terms of soil compaction and increase in pest, which has increased in workload of women and time availability as well. Climate Change has impacted in the situation of women in the study area by increasing their burden of work , increasing their exposure to pesticides, increasing their dependency on market food due to decline in production affecting their nutrition and also increasing the cost of production Despite, the policies which have addressed the issue of climate change and gender, there has is a gap in implementation at local level.



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