A European Union-supported scheme to introduce adaptive small-scale farming systems in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, is expected to benefit around 1,000 farmers in Nepal.

The project was launched on June 25. “Research and dissemination of improved agricultural practices can play a critical role in increasing production and hence promote local food and nutritional security,” an EU statement said. It was launched as a part of the EU's broader support to South Asian nations that are exposed to adverse impacts of climate change.

The overall aim is to improve the food security of small farmers by identifying innovative/adaptive farming practices. It should also help small farmers cope with the climate change-induced changes. Lluis Navarro, charge'd affaires of an EU delegation, expressed hope that it will help enhance food security in the targeted areas.

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