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Changing Climate- Shifting Seasons

Changing Climate- Shifting Seasons

Any changes occurred in climatic conditions affecting rainfall patterns will have an adverse impact on agriculture eventually affecting the economic well-being of the people. As weather pattern changes, the economy of farmers, which depends on traditional subsistence-based agriculture, become more vulnerable and difficult.

Rainfalls of Jestha and Ashar (mid July) have been shifted to Shrawan and Bhadra which has negatively affected the paddy production. Variability in the onset of the rainy season has lead to variation in the start of the planting season of rain fed rice. Paddy cultivation in Kirtipur Municipality which lies in the middle hills physio-graphic region of Nepal with the land system characterized by gentle undulating topography at an elevation varying from 1284m to 1524m above mean sea level depends on rainfall.

Last Updated ( Monday, 13 September 2010 19:13 )

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