Building Urban Resilience: Assessing Climate Change Vulnerability to Peri-urban Agriculture in Kathmandu

The assessment explored the dynamics of Kathmandu Valley’s food system by locating UPA specifically Peri-urban agriculture, within larger, ongoing change processes. The study considered five municipalities of the Kathmandu Valley as the urban core and the village development committees surrounding them as Peri-urban. The study showed that in the fluid and transitional social-political context of Nepal, transformative change in the Kathmandu valley will play a significant role in determining the future of agriculture. Rather than conventional approaches to diagnose and propose solutions, there is a need for flexible approaches that permit an iterative process of acting, learning and refining what is to be done.

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