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Presented By: Chitwan Valley Family Study

Chitwan Valley Family Study (CVFS) Webinar Series

Climate Risk Survey

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This webinar focuses on preliminary findings from the Climate Risk Perceptions survey that was carried out in Chitwan in Spring 2022. In this study, we measured Chitwan farmers’ exposure to various climate-linked hazards (including droughts, floods, and pests), their perceptions of climate risk, and their livelihood choices and income from 2015-2021. We find that climate risks are among the most salient types of risks considered by farmers, and that these affect perceptions not just of farming, but also of other livelihoods e.g. migration and wage labor. We also find that households tend to rely even more on farming activities for income in years in which they experience a drought or flood. We will discuss implications of these findings for theory on livelihood diversification, and also overview additional data from this survey that may be of interest to CVFS users. There will be a Q&A session after the presentation.

The webinar will be hosted using Zoom. Registration is required to attend the webinar. Support provided by NICHD (R25 HD101358).

Click the link below to register.

About the CVFS Webinar Series:
Attend the webinars to learn more about the Chitwan Valley Family Study (CVFS), other research happening at the Institute for Social and Environmental Research – Nepal (ISER-N), and data creation for global and comparative population research. The CVFS Webinar Series is held monthly. Visit the CVFS website to register for upcoming webinars or view past webinars. Support provided by NICHD (R25 HD101358).

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