Community Action Planning (CPA) to promote adaptation to Drought and Flood Risks in Nepal
In Nepal, monsoon rains start around July and end between October and November. Livelihoods of rural populations heavily rely on monsoon rains. However, highly variable and erratic rainfall pattern often causes droughts and floods. To manage the risks of these climate extremes community action planning are being developed to promote the development of hazard specific alternative plans for various crops, providing farmers with faster and more efficient tools to adapt to the impacts of adverse climate conditions. The action plan is developed mainly by the community members. It is location specific and considers environmental, climatic, social and economical factors.