uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Policy, agency and scale in local adaptation to socio-environmental change in the Panchkhal Valley, Nepal
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This case study explores climate change coping and adaptation strategies in an agriculture- dependent community in the Panchkhal Valley in Nepal that suffered from five years of drought between 2004 and 2009. Based on fieldwork and interviews in Panchkhal 2011–2012, it explores how drought, combined with an ongoing process of agricultural commercialization and intensification, lead to a situation of ‘double exposure’ for Panchkhal farmers. As a consequence, current development policies based on the intensification and commercialization of agriculture may both support and undermine climate change adaptation in important ways. For instance, access to markets and a monetary income facilitated coping and adaptation, while dependence on agrochemicals led to increased vulnerability and environmental deterioration at the local level. Furthermore, none of the reported coping and adaptation strategies were able to provide the agricultural system in Panchkhal with sufficient amounts of water during the drought. While community organizations and NGOs were reported to play important roles in facilitating adaptation and mediating support at the time of the drought, government support was regarded to be insufficient. Coping and adaptation projects were often launched by local level actors, but these projects were dependent on resources from other administrative scales for their realization. 'Scale brokers', organizations or individuals that are able to mobilize support from other scales, hence appear to be a critical part for realizing adaptation projects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 109 p.
Series
Uppsatser Kulturgeografiska institutionen
Keyword [en]
Climate change, adaptation, agriculture, polycentric systems, policy, Nepal
National Category
Social and Economic Geography Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-273786OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-273786DiVA: diva2:895613
Subject / course
Geography
Educational program
Master Programme in Geography
Supervisors
Available from: 2016-02-03 Created: 2016-01-18 Last updated: 2016-02-03Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1773 kB)266 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1773 kBChecksum SHA-512
b41402f37f7c37ee63bb70a18784c8e74422b86c973f1894cbdeab1d74c35658d0248865f05111079b6f9cdeef9352545d3d8ce362aefeaac91c44b530fa5974
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Grandin, Jakob
By organisation
Department of Social and Economic Geography
Social and Economic GeographySocial Sciences Interdisciplinary

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 266 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 390 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf