Farmers to Get Climate Change Info Through SMS

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Nepal

Republica: An outline of environmental and social management framework is to be prepared to draw attraction of small farmers towards adopting modern agriculture through dissemination of climate change related information.

The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has put in place the initiative, first of its kind, to inform small farmers of climate change through SMS. The project has been executed to impart information to agencies concerned earlier to prepare for climate change and risk management.

At a programme organized here to understand opinion of journalists and make commitment towards Building Climate Change Resilience for Nepal Project, Department´s Deputy Executive Director Sarju Kumar Baidhya said with this initiative in place farmers would be provided with necessary information on disaster management.

It is learnt that local farmers would be able to decide as to what and how to cultivate crops with the flow of climate change related information through SMS.

Earlier, the Department had mechanized a system to pass on early information to the locals of the area to get saved from the disaster-triggered risks.

The project has set to complete its activities within four years. It is expected to enhance and consolidate capacity, modernize observation and early warning system and improve information dissemination system.

The World Bank funded project has the total budget of Rs 2.95 million.

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