Integrating Urban and Peri – Urban Agriculture and Forestry in City Climate Change Strategies

The objective of this study was to monitor the impact of the Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture and Forestry (UPAF) pilot project in Kathmandu on climate change mitigation, adaptation and co- benefits. The study involved collection of the data on the co-benefits of the roof top farming like ambient temperatures, reducing storm water runoff and enhancing infiltration, reducing energy use by lowering food miles, replacing fertilizers by composted organic wastes and lowering vulnerability of urban poor. Other purpose was to provide feedback on local adaptation of the monitoring and scenario development guidelines and tools developed by RUAF Foundation. One of the major parts of the project was to engage with Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) officials in integrating UPAF in climate change and development plans