In Nepal, monsoon season starts between June to August, which brings about 80% of the annual downpour, with an average rain between 200-375 millimeters in Kathmandu valley. Throughout the country there is occasional havoc with the rainfall, the highways constantly faces reoccurring landslides and the seasonal bridges along the river flooded along with the raise of floodwater.
Almost all of our project area in Solukhumbu, Tsum-Gorkha, and Maure-Kavrepalanchowk that have remote access to the village through rugged road links are affected with the monsoon, impeding progress.
Nepali small holding substance farming in the villages in recent years have been affected by erratic climate patterns and natural disasters likely linked to global warming increasingly take a toll on farmers' livelihoods and the country's food security. During this time most of the villagers stay isolated from the city linkage and tend their fields with major crops, as paddy and barley are grown while maize and potatoes are harvested during this season.