YAP proposal #60: Landless farming riverbeds (Praseed Thapa, Nepal)

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Harvesting of cucumber in riverbed

My name is Mr. Praseed Thapa, 31, and I come from Nepal — a small yet beautiful landlocked Himalayan country located in South Asia that shares its territorial borders with India and China. I completed master degree in agriculture science from the University of Hohenheim, Germany in 2013. Professionally, I am a development worker with more than three years of working experience in agricultural projects providing rural poor farmers with technical expertise to enhance their socio-economic conditions. I am employed as an “Agriculture Coordinator” since May, 2015 in LI-BIRD Nepal for climate resilience and food security project.

Because agriculture in Nepal is rain-fed and sensitive to climate, the sector is highly vulnerable to global issue of climate change in comparison to other economic sectors. With more than 75 percent of the total labor force still dependent on agriculture, this sector contributes to around 38 percent of the national gross domestic…

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