Coping with climate change

Tuesday, 31 March 2009
As weather becomes more unpredictable, some farmers cope by switching to bananas, as Nepalese farmers have done. IRIN, the humanitarian news and analysis service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, recently reported on a Nepalese farmer who doubled his income after starting a banana farm. The Guardian and the Nepal Monitor have also reported similar stories of farmers successfully diversifying into bananas.