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000126191 245__ $$aVulnerability of rural households to climate change and extremes: Analysis of Chepang households in the Mid-Hills of Nepal
000126191 260__ $$c2012
000126191 269__ $$a2012
000126191 270__ $$mloonypiya@hotmail.com$$pPiya,   Luni
000126191 270__ $$mmkeshav@hiroshima-u.ac.jp$$pMaharjan,   Keshav Lall
000126191 270__ $$mniraj_2008@yahoo.com$$pJoshi,   Niraj Prakash
000126191 300__ $$a31
000126191 336__ $$aConference Paper/ Presentation
000126191 520__ $$aRural communities, who are dominantly dependent upon natural resources, have always been adjusting their livelihood against the vagaries of climate. With the global climate change, these communities have been placed in greater vulnerability as the weather and extreme events have become more unpredictable. In order to formulate suitable policy measures to address their livelihood, assessment of local level vulnerability is very important. This paper analyzes the micro-level vulnerability of rural Chepang community in Nepal utilizing the data collected from 221 Chepang households from four villages located in four different districts. The analysis is based on indices constructed from carefully selected indicators for exposure, sensitivity, and adaptive capacity. The indicators are weighted using Principal Component Analysis. Inter-village analysis of the vulnerability index indicate that the existing exposure in a locality is often modified at the household level depending upon the inherent adaptive capacity of the households to give the picture of overall vulnerability. Using only the biophysical indicators of vulnerability (exposure and sensitivity) can thus lead to an erroneous policy implication. Furthermore, inter-household analysis of vulnerability indicate that poor households with low adaptive capacity are vulnerable anywhere, irrespective of where they are located. Policy measures and development efforts should be focused towards improving the adaptive capacity of the rural households, while keeping the post-disaster emergency relief measures in place for localities with higher exposure to climate extremes. The poorest households should be the primary target of any interventions.
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000126191 650__ $$aCommunity/Rural/Urban Development
000126191 6531_ $$aExposure
000126191 6531_ $$asensitivity
000126191 6531_ $$aadaptive capacity
000126191 6531_ $$alivelihood assets
000126191 6531_ $$aPrincipal Component Analysis (PCA)
000126191 700__ $$aPiya, Luni
000126191 700__ $$aMaharjan, Keshav Lall
000126191 700__ $$aJoshi, Niraj Prakash
000126191 773__ $$d2012
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