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Climate Change and the Future of Himalayan Farming

Tor H. Aase


The book asks to what extent Himalayan farmers and their institutions are prepared to face a future when external production conditions change. Because farming is particularly sensitive to climate, the main aim here is to relate present farming practices to projected future climate changes. Intensive, coordinated studies of six farming communities along the Himalayan range, from China in the east to Pakistan in the west, focus on their potentiality to adapt to climate changes that are projected for 2030, 2050, and 2100. But since climate projections are just projections, and since the context ... More

Keywords: climate change, farming systems, Himalaya, food security, traditional agro-forestry, flexibility, adaptive capacity, uncertainty

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199475476
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199475476.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tor H. Aase, editor
Professor, Department of Geography, University of Bergen, Norway

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1 Introduction

Tor H. Aase, Nand Kishor Agrawal, and Sarah Nischalke

4 Compromised Potentials

Suman Bisht and Nand Kishor Agrawal

5 Combining Land and Water in Upper Indus

Sher Ahmed and Tor H. Aase

7 From Grain to Grape

Wenling Wang

8 Organic Farmers on the Ridge

Tor H. Aase and Prem Sagar Chapagain

10 Current Adaptations and Future Prospects of Himalayan Farming

Tor H. Aase, Nina B. Holmelin, Bob van Oort, Nand Kishor Agrawal, Sarah Nischalke, Wenling Wang, Sher Ahmed, Prem Sagar Chapagain, and Suman Bisht