Freak frost pushes Nepalese farmers to insure crops - in Urdu

Mar 31, 2013, 07:17 PM, Gandaki, Western Region, Nepal

For farmer Sarswati Bhetwal, investing in crop insurance paid off in the very first year, enabling her to survive a severe frost in January that ruined her potato crop just a fortnight before harvest.

“Had my crop not been insured, I would have suffered financial losses, plunging into a possible debt trap and unable to prepare for the next crop,” said Bhetwal, a 47-year-old farmer in the scenic mountain village of Lamdihe, near Dhulikhel town, some 30 km (18.6 miles) southeast of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. #Rainfall #Crop #Insurance #Climate #Adaptation #Mitigation #Frost #Weather #Nepal #Lamdihe #ICIMOD

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