Droughts Bring Climate Change Home to Nepali Farmers

Inter Press Service: Farmers in this fertile central district of south Nepal are convinced that an intense drought between May and early July that destroyed their maize crops is the result of climate change. "Last year my farms produced over 20 quintals of maize, but this time I could barely harvest one quintal," 60-year-old farmer Padmakanta Poudel told IPS in the remote Jutpani village of the district. Poudel explained that his family had taken bank a loan of over 500 dollars to invest on his maize farm. The......

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