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Her land: Dechen's story | June 2023

Without an education or land, life was a struggle for single mother of two, Dechen. Her life, however, changed when the Royal Government of Bhutan granted her land on which to settle and cultivate. While at first she found it difficult, she received support from the District and Gewog administrations as well as through UNDP, and her land was converted into terraces to grow rice and maize. 

With funding from the Green Climate Fund and technical support from UNDP, the project 'Supporting Climate Resilience and Transformational Change in the Agriculture Sector in Bhutan' is advancing sustainable land and water management, more climate-resilient irrigation and agriculture, and climate-resilient roads. The project is also working with government agencies to mainstream climate change risks into land and water management planning. Learn more: