The perception of Nepal's Tharu community in regard to climate change and its impacts on their livelihoods

Devkota, Rohini Prasad and Babracharya, Babina and Maraseni, Tek Narayan and Cockfield, Geoff and Upadhyay, Bidur Prasad (2011) The perception of Nepal's Tharu community in regard to climate change and its impacts on their livelihoods. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 68 (6). pp. 937-946. ISSN 0020-7233


The Tharu people of Nepal have a longstanding knowledge of their locality and its patterns of weather and agriculture. The impact of climate change severely affects their livelihoods. The aim of this study is to document the perceptions of the Tharu community of Kanchanpur District in
Nepal in regard to climate change and its impacts. We have generated primary data by household survey, focus group discussion, key informant interview, and field observation.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - No Department
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2012 04:49
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2014 22:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: indigenous people; climate change; precipitation; temperature; agriculture; livelihood
Fields of Research : 05 Environmental Sciences > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160401 Economic Geography
05 Environmental Sciences > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/00207233.2011.587282

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