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Climate Risk Survey

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Presenter: Nicolas Choquette Levy


This webinar focuses on preliminary findings from the Climate Risk Perceptions survey that was carried out in Chitwan in Spring 2022. In this study, we measured Chitwan farmers’ exposure to various climate-linked hazards (including droughts, floods, and pests), their perceptions of climate risk, and their livelihood choices and income from 2015-2021. We find that climate risks are among the most salient types of risks considered by farmers, and that these affect perceptions not just of farming, but also of other livelihoods e.g. migration and wage labor. We also find that households tend to rely even more on farming activities for income in years in which they experience a drought or flood. We will discuss implications of these findings for theory on livelihood diversification, and also overview additional data from this survey that may be of interest to CVFS users. There will be a Q&A session after the presentation.

Support provided by NICHD (R25 HD101358).