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Nature never fails to surprise us. In many parts of the world, natural resources are the only source of livelihood opportunities available to people. They can be in the form of wild shrubs like Daphne papyracea and Daphne bholua (paper plant) that

The Indian butter tree is a superb multitasker. It controls erosion, grows in poor soil, its seeds are made into butter, its flowers make a tasty honey – and it can help farmers out of poverty. That’s why it’s earned a role in value chain

SABAH works to empower marginalised women by offering a means to build livelihoods as home-based workers. The organisation recently became a major partner of the Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI) in Nepal...

The Government of India has enlisted the expertise of ICIMOD as part of its newly launched effort to protect the complex and fragile Himalayan ecosystem

How is climate change impacting water resources in the Himalayas? That’s a big question, and now there’s a comprehensive atlas that policy makers and practitioners can turn to for answers and information.

Today the group is selling allo thread at NPR 1,100 per kilogramme, an increase of NPR 300 per kilogramme (27%). The intervention addressed KLSCDI’s Nepal target output: to strengthen pro-poor and inclusive value chains addressing income

Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) brings together 33 universities from the Hindu Kush Himalayas and ten associate members from Europe and the United States, facilitating their collaboration on academic research to expand knowledge of the

Climate Change continued its roll across the Himalayas in 2015 with its arrival in New Delhi, launching the Indian segment of the open-ended initiative that combines an evolving exhibition with outreach, documentation, creative expression, and

Two transboundary initiatives in the eastern Himalayas moved ahead in 2015 with milestones that included pilot projects and the endorsement and implementation of regional cooperation frameworks (RCFs).

Around 15 per cent of the world’s estimated 105 million labour migrants come from Himalayan countries, where their earnings contribute so strongly to the economy that in Nepal alone remittances make up a quarter of GDP.

When parasitic mushroom spores infect the larvae of ghost moths living in Himalayan soil, a thin fingerlike fungus bursts from the head of the dead caterpillar and sets off an annual gold rush in mountain communities.

If energy and water are subsidized to boost crop production, could it lead to more and cheaper food but a shrinking, degraded water supply? Growing crops for biofuels might promise more abundant, cleaner energy, but what happens to food security

Dec 2016, Published in The Himalayan Times Kavre villages revive dry springs 17 Dec 2016, Published in The Himalayan Times ‘Jholmal’ getting popular among Kavre farmers 17 Dec 2016, Published in The Himalayan Times ‘Jholmal’ getting

“Nature” never fails to surprise us. In many parts of the world, natural resources are the sole source for livelihood opportunities. Be it in the form of wild shrubs like Daphne papyracea and Daphne bholua that can be used to make paper or

Music Play on 13 Oct 2015 Himalayan nettle links marginalised to private sector 12 Oct 2015 Off season vegetables improving rural livelihoods 12 Oct 2015 Advocating for wetland conservation and management 12 Oct 2015 Community led Micro

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The impact of ICIMOD’s work in 2015 is visible in its ability to work with its member countries to respond to the urgent needs of mountain communities, from investigating a glacial lake outburst flood in Bhutan to quickly responding to the

The impact of ICIMOD’s work in 2015 is visible in its ability to work with its member countries to respond to the urgent needs of mountain communities, from investigating a glacial lake outburst flood in Bhutan to quickly responding to the

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