Virtual Conference
Nutrition 2022

Ujjal Raj Acharya

Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Title: Dynamics of value chain in Climate Resilient Vegetable Practices

Abstract

Climate resilient practices in farming is an integrated process that involves climate resilient techniques with farmers initiation in production and marketing strategy. Climate resilient practices in vegetable farming play a significant role in the standard of living of farmers and vegetable consumption that reduces the problem of food insecurity. The study introduced an integrated process of climate resilient practices in vegetable farming that can help in coping with climate change related problems. The major objective of the study was to analyze the value chain of climate resilient vegetable farming practices. The study was carried out in Udayapur district of Nepal. The data used for the study were from Himalica pilot project initiated by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). Primary data were collected from 300 vegetable farmer's households using a semi-structured questionnaire and a checklist was used for Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with farmers' groups. The collected data were coded and entered into Microsoft Excel and descriptive statistics such as frequency, percentage and mean were calculated. For the analysis of costs, revenue and profitability, simple accounting was used. The study shows that profit of farmers depends on the market type and farmers' revenue increases when they sell their produce through farmers' co-operatives. Farmers need material support, technology as well as organized farmers group in order to increase the profit and to mitigate the risk from climate change and climate variability. The study found that climate resilient practices in vegetable value chain has benefits in terms of social, economic and environmental aspects.

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