CIE Seminar Series – 2021: Resilience and adaptation in smallholder agriculture to climate change

SPEAKER: Prahlad Lamichhane, PhD Candidate (Planet A Sustainability Science), Deakin University (Burwood Campus).

DATE & TIME: Friday, 23rd July 2021 @ 12noon.

LOCATION: Seminar to be streamed via Zoom. Click HERE to connect (Meeting ID: 834 8884 1086, Password: 53122403).

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Smallholder agriculture generates almost two-thirds of the food need in developing countries but has been heavily exposed to climatic variabilities. Safeguarding smallholder agriculture from climate change would contribute to enhanced food security in the region.

With the case study of western Nepal, the PhD project studied resilience and adaptation in smallholder agriculture to underpin adaptation strategies.

This talk will present how we empirically quantified the smallholder resilience, variabilities in resilience across heterogeneities, and capital variable’s capacity to explain resilience.

I will then briefly present farmer’s adaptation motivation using Protection Motivation Model for the study area to describe the determinants of the adaptation.

Finally, I present the barriers to adaptation in smallholder agriculture before presenting how the research informs adaptation strategies.


I am a PhD Candidate at Deakin University. I recently submitted my PhD for examination. Before my PhD, I spent almost a decade on risk and vulnerabilities reduction, building resilience, and policy dialogue in Nepal and South Asia.

I am academically trained in Resources Engineering and Environmental Management, with a broad interest in socio-ecological resilience, agricultural development, and sustainable development.

For more information click HERE (Twitter) or HERE (Planet-A website).

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