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Climate Resilient and Agroecological Farming Practices

As Nepal experiences natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, landslides, and droughts frequently, the Government of Nepal aims to adopt emergency and disaster response plans and programs, establish green funds, and adopt climate-friendly technologies. These plans and programs have emphasized maintaining or following the standard building construction guidelines. This provision has been put forward to encourage earthquake-resistant construction structures and adhere to mandatory standards, after the catastrophic earthquake of 2072 BS. Accordingly, various national and international organizations, including the Government of Nepal, seem to be promoting the use of climate-friendly compressed stabilized interlocking blocks (CSEB) as the building and structure building materials that play a major role in earthquake-resistant construction structures. According to a study on the state of the brick industry in South Asia, the brick industry ranks sixth among the sectors that play an important role in Nepal’s economy, contributing 10 to 11% to Nepal’s gross domestic product, which is also a challenge for the emerging brick industry.
The Government of Nepal, in collaboration with DFID/ICIMOD, has a five-year plan for the establishment of a climate-friendly brick industry, which demonstrates the importance and potential
of CSEB.