Harvesting rain water for irrigation in Nepal

Government-backed storage ponds are helping farmers face up to unpredictable rainfall linked to climate change.

In south-central Nepal's Palpa district, which spans from the country's hillsides to its southern lowlands, farmers can grow a huge range of crops, from coffee to paddy rice, lychees to wheat.

But none of the crops grow without water - and that is increasingly in short supply in Palpa, as climate change brings more weather extremes.

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