Climate Change and the Future of Himalayan Farming

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ISBN:

9780199475476

Publication date:

14/08/2017

Hardback

372 pages

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ISBN:

9780199475476

Publication date:

14/08/2017

Hardback

372 pages

Edited by Tor H. Aase

This volume takes a long view of the year 2100 and projects a course of action that best prepares farmers and farming communities to manage future repercussions of climate changes and other uncertainties related to the environment.

Rights:  World Rights

Edited by Tor H. Aase

Description

Over the past three decades, climate change and other ecological issues have wreaked havoc on diverse livelihoods in the Himalayas. This book seeks to understand the challenges faced by Himalayan farmers and their agricultural institutions under fluctuating production conditions.
Given that agriculture is most sensitive to climate change, the contributors to this volume relate contemporary farming practices with projected scenarios for the future. However, climate change is only one aspect of a wide array of factors that lead to multiple kinds of uncertainties among the farming communities. The essays use the lens of flexibility to debate and discuss farmers and farming systems that are most suited to adapt to a future burdened with uncertainty.
This volume takes a long view of the year 2100 and projects a course of action that best prepares farmers and farming communities to manage future repercussions of climate changes and other uncertainties related to the environment.

About the Editor

Tor H. Aase
is Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway.

Edited by Tor H. Aase

Table of contents


List of Figures and Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction: Adapting to Uncertainty
Tor H. Aase, Nand Kishor Agrawal, and Sarah Nischalke

2. Two Kinds of Flexibility
Tor H. Aase

3. Future Climate and Potential Impacts at the Study Sites
Bob van Oort
4. Compromised Potentials: Emerging Challenges for the Farmers of Salla, India
Suman Bisht and Nand Kishor Agrawal

5. Combining Land and Water in Upper Indus: Sai Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan
Sher Ahmed and Tor H. Aase

6. Minor Crops and Major Opportunities in Dolakha, Nepal
Nina B. Holmelin

7. From Grain to Grape: Bamei Village in Yunnan, China
Wenling Wang

8. Organic Farmers on the Ridge: The Hyolmo of Sermathang, Nepal
Tor H. Aase and Prem Sagar Chapagain

9. Stranded between ‘Good Floods’ and ‘Bad Floods’: Lawpani Village, Assam, India
Sarah Nischalke and Suman Bisht

10. Current Adaptations and Future Prospects of Himalayan Farming
Tor H. Aase , Nina B. Holmelin , Bob van Oort , Nand Kishor Agrawal , Sarah Nischalke , Wenling Wang , Sher Ahmed , Prem Sagar Chapagain , and Suman Bisht

Notes on Editor and Contributors
Index

Edited by Tor H. Aase

Features

  • Explores the challenges faced by the Himalayan farmers in rapidly changing weather conditions
  • Relates contemporary farming practices with projected future changes
  • Uses the lens of flexibility to discuss farming practices that are easily adaptable to an uncertain future

Edited by Tor H. Aase

Edited by Tor H. Aase

Description

Over the past three decades, climate change and other ecological issues have wreaked havoc on diverse livelihoods in the Himalayas. This book seeks to understand the challenges faced by Himalayan farmers and their agricultural institutions under fluctuating production conditions.
Given that agriculture is most sensitive to climate change, the contributors to this volume relate contemporary farming practices with projected scenarios for the future. However, climate change is only one aspect of a wide array of factors that lead to multiple kinds of uncertainties among the farming communities. The essays use the lens of flexibility to debate and discuss farmers and farming systems that are most suited to adapt to a future burdened with uncertainty.
This volume takes a long view of the year 2100 and projects a course of action that best prepares farmers and farming communities to manage future repercussions of climate changes and other uncertainties related to the environment.

About the Editor

Tor H. Aase
is Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway.

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Table of contents


List of Figures and Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction: Adapting to Uncertainty
Tor H. Aase, Nand Kishor Agrawal, and Sarah Nischalke

2. Two Kinds of Flexibility
Tor H. Aase

3. Future Climate and Potential Impacts at the Study Sites
Bob van Oort
4. Compromised Potentials: Emerging Challenges for the Farmers of Salla, India
Suman Bisht and Nand Kishor Agrawal

5. Combining Land and Water in Upper Indus: Sai Valley, Gilgit, Pakistan
Sher Ahmed and Tor H. Aase

6. Minor Crops and Major Opportunities in Dolakha, Nepal
Nina B. Holmelin

7. From Grain to Grape: Bamei Village in Yunnan, China
Wenling Wang

8. Organic Farmers on the Ridge: The Hyolmo of Sermathang, Nepal
Tor H. Aase and Prem Sagar Chapagain

9. Stranded between ‘Good Floods’ and ‘Bad Floods’: Lawpani Village, Assam, India
Sarah Nischalke and Suman Bisht

10. Current Adaptations and Future Prospects of Himalayan Farming
Tor H. Aase , Nina B. Holmelin , Bob van Oort , Nand Kishor Agrawal , Sarah Nischalke , Wenling Wang , Sher Ahmed , Prem Sagar Chapagain , and Suman Bisht

Notes on Editor and Contributors
Index

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