Nepal

Climate change adaptation perfumes Nepal's foothills

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Author: Laurie Goering

MAJHTHANA, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Life is a daily challenge for the families of this village of terraced maize fields and tin-roofed homes tucked in the steep green foothills of Nepal’s Himalayas.

Monkeys living in the forests around Majhthana carry away many of the vegetables the community grows, and the men who once chucked rocks at them to protect the fields have gone off to dangerous, low-paying construction jobs in the Middle East in an effort to support their families.

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