Sustainable Livelihood Project
Bajura is one of the remote mountainous districts in the western part of the country. The district is ecologically sensitive to climate change; the mountainous landscape is highly vulnerable to landslides, floods and drought.
There has been observed an increasing event of drought and drying water sources in the recent years in Bajura with warmer summer and cold winter conditions. Sloppy terrains, weak soil structure, cluttered farming practices, extended dry days have amplified the risk of landslides, floods and drought.
Many households in the district are engaged on subsistence farming. In the absence of other income generation and employment opportunities men are forced to migrate to India and other gulf countries for work, and women are left to raise their families alone. Food Scarcity is a prominent problem in Bajura.
- The Sustainable Livelihoods project in Bajura seeks to improve adaptive capacity of the rural poor in this area to engage in agriculture-based livelihoods to cope with climate variability and change. This includes:
- Increased skills and practice of people including marginalized groups in rural communities to engage in diversified and sustainable agricultural based economic activities
- Increased ability of local government and communities to minimize the adverse impact of disasters and climate change on their well-being and livelihood.
- Increased vocational skills of rural individuals, women and youth including marginalized groups in line with labour market demand