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Great hopes for climate-smart farming

Last year, Ashmita Thapa’s husband left their hometown in southern Nepal to find work in Saudi Arabia. He had been working as a farmer and used to be able to grow enough food for the family.

But now, Ashmita explains, the yields are poorer and poorer. “This is a part of climate change,” she adds. “There isn’t as much rain as before; winds are stronger and pest infections are on the rise.”

“We have less than a half of the maize we used to have,” Ashmita adds.

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