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Open burning is common in the HKH and a convenient way for farmers to eliminate of large quantities of crop residue. This practice also serves to prepare fields for the next crop cycle – wheat in spring and rice in summer.

the extent to which open burning of agricultural residue and waste causes black carbon emissions and to explore mitigation options, a two-day long conference titled ‘Mitigation of Emissions from Open agricultural burning in the Wider

As part of an Atmosphere Initiative research, Manisha Mehra, a research associate at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the 2016 recipient of the Atmosphere Initiative PhD Fellowship, is undertaking an

Realizing the unavoidable effect of air pollution on health, visibilty and overall well being of people in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, the Atmosphere Initiative of ICIMOD was established in January 2013. The initiative aims to improve our

officials, and agricultural experts from 10 districts of the mid-hill region of Nepal gathered at Hotel View Bhrikuti in Godavari to discuss the findings of a three-year (2013-2016) randomized

Jointly organized by International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) and ICIMOD, the conference is part of the project sponsored by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) that aims to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs)

by excessive vegetative burning. Anthropogenic fires — fires resulting from, or the influence of, human beings — have become the most economic tool for clearing native

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Conference on Mountain Agriculture Kicks Off 10 Aug 2017, Published in Nepal.shafaqna; Source: RSS Regional Conference on Mountain Agriculture Kicks Off 10 Aug 2017, Published in 977 now; Source: RSS Regional Conference on Mountain

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In recent years Nepal has been increasingly plagued by air pollution. We cough through the dry season while days with clear views of the Himalayas become rarer. Several obvious domestic sources contribute, including open fires, vehicles, cook

Published in Ministry of Agriculture and Forest, Royal Govt. of Bhutan Bhutan and ICIMOD meets for Country Consultation Meeting 22 Nov 2016, Published in Ministry of Agriculture and Forest, Royal Govt. of Bhutan پاک و ہند پر

2016 Media Interaction and Field Visit to Koshi River Basin, Nepal 05 Apr 2016 - 10 Apr 2016 Field expedition to Ngozumpa glacier in Khumbu 27 Mar 2016 - 23 Apr 2016 Workshop on water-livelihoods-gender nexus to advance Koshi Basin Management

2016 Media Interaction and Field Visit to Koshi River Basin, Nepal 05 Apr 2016 - 10 Apr 2016 Field expedition to Ngozumpa glacier in Khumbu 27 Mar 2016 - 23 Apr 2016 Workshop on water-livelihoods-gender nexus to advance Koshi Basin Management

of Governors (BOG) Meeting Field Visit 26 Nov 2014 Agricultural development practitioners receive advanced training on remote sensing techniques 21 Nov 2014 Consultations for Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy in Myanmar 18 Nov 2014

Across the Hindu Kush Himalayas, forest fires are devastating to local communities and ecosystems, and are a huge challenge for forest managers. The first challenge to stopping forest fires is getting accurate and timely information, including...

lash 14 Dec 2014 Short field report: Changri Nup and Mera glaciers (P. Wagnon) 08 Dec 2014 Climate smart villages help female farmers in Nepal 02 Dec 2014 ICIMOD’s new publication launched on National Conservation Day 27 Oct 2014

Across the Hindu Kush Himalayas, forest fires are devastating to local communities and ecosystems, and are a huge challenge for forest managers. The first challenge to stopping forest fires is getting accurate and timely information, including...