State of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Efforts for Agriculture in Bhutan
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Wang SW. 2011. State of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Efforts for Agriculture in Bhutan. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
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Bhutan is least developed, mountainous and landlocked country in the eastern Himalayan range with a population of over 600,000. However its population and ecosystems are vulnerable to climate change. Despite a high level of environmental protection and awareness, Bhutan has become a victim of the global impacts of climate change caused by emissions in other countries. There is little historical climate data available in Bhutan; current records date back only to 1994. Consequently, the future climate scenario for Bhutan is uncertain. Other limiting factors include low national capacity to carry out climate modeling and forecasting, and the highly variable topography of the country resulting in different ecological zoning and microclimates.