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19 Apr 2018 Voices from the field
Buzzing with Potential: Ruma Farmers Adopt Beekeeping for Pollination and Honey

Par Siam Lusai from Bethel para, the only women participant of the 2017 training, has also found success with beekeeping. ...

Unlocking the Potential of Transboundary Tourism in the Kanchenjunga Landscape

The Kanchenjunga landscape of Nepal lies on the southern side of the Kanchenjunga mountain and shares a border with India. ...

21 Feb 2018 Voices from the field
Potential community-based REDD+ interventions for Phekung Village, Myanmar

The regional REDD+ Himalaya Initiative of ICIMOD has been looking for opportunities to introduce sustainable forest management in the Hindu ...

25 Jan 2018 Voices from the field
Conservation of natural resources in Myanmar: lessons for REDD+ Interventions

Myanmar has high deforestation and forest degradation rates. A recent article in The Myanmar Times reads. “Myanmar’s forests are in ...

12 Jan 2018 Voices from the field
Integrated Farming System key to Sound Economy and Protected Natural Ecosystems

The story of Prithivi Maden’s life rings true to this statement. Aged 49 and hailing from Phungling Municipality, Ward 1, ...

18 Dec 2017 Voices from the field
Building social capital through the migrant returnee network

Migration is an important livelihood strategy for people in Nepal. In four Himalica pilot sites in Udayapur (Bagaha, Murkuchi and ...

Training on shitake mushroom cultivation in Taplejung

There is immense potential for shitake mushroom cultivation in Nepal’s mountainous areas. And there is plenty of raw material available: ...

13 Oct 2017 Voices from the field
Cross-Border Exchange: Community Forestry Management Systems in Nepal Inspire Community Leaders in Myanmar

“I have been dreaming of implementing community forestry practices in forests around my village for a long time. I just ...