HIMALICA Project Launched

Center for Environmental and Agricultural, Policy Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED) launched a new project recently which is being implemented in collaboration with International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). The project is a demand driven program financed by European Union (EU) and managed by ICIMOD which aims to enhance the Rural Livelihood and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalayas and is named HIMALICA. The program aims at supporting vulnerable mountain communities in the HKH region in mitigating and adapting to climate and bringing socio-economic change. The overall objective of this pilot project implemented in Udayapur is to increase community resilience, reduce risks and improve livelihoods by supporting target beneficiaries to produce more food with climate adaptive agricultural practices and value chain upgrading. The expected outcomes of HIMALICA is increased income of the target households through improving productivity and production system among value chain actors and also boost better resilience of local stakeholders in dealing with effect of climate change and other risks associated with livelihood sources.