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In 2010, Tshering participated in a beekeeping training organised by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Renewable Natural Resources Research and Development Centre (RNR-RDC) Jakar in Galephu.

are engaged in this enterprise. Each household has 2–20 colonies of bees in traditional fixed comb log and

Beekeeping is integral to the livelihoods of mountain farming households in several areas of the HKH region. It helps in improving livelihoods and food security of mountain people. Bees pollinate crops and plants and help in enhancing crop

Promoting Beekeeping Enterprises for Improving Pollination Services, Mountain Livelihoods and Resilience

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Beekeeping is a common practice among pilot households in the Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate change Adaptation in the Himalaya (Himalica) initiative in Taplejung, Nepal. Farmers usually keep Apis cerana Bees in traditional fixed comb log

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Asiatic honeybee Apis cerana is indigenous to, among other regions, the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. It is found in the forests of all three of the Chittagong Hill Tracts districts: Khagrachari, Rangamati and Bandarban, and presents a

Beekeeping is an income generating option in several areas across HKH region. A group of experts from the Initiative International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development’s (ICIMOD) Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the

The Landscape Initiative for the Far-Eastern Himalayas (HI-LIFE) is a regional transboundary landscape conservation and development initiative jointly developed and implemented by partners from three countries - China, India, Myanmar, and the

have a rich tradition of beekeeping. Farmers in these valleys have kept Apis cerana bees in traditional bee hives, known locally as katore, for ages and continue

training of lead farmers on beekeeping was organized from 5 -11 January 2017 with the main objective of supporting locals in Baganbari, an AdaptHimal pilot site in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts. The International Centre for

a team of agriculture and beekeeping specialists visited six neighbouring paras (villages) in Khagrachari district of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh to meet farmers who are exploring beekeeping as a means of diversifying their

Foundation (HF) and Seplaa Enterprises (SE), organized a workshop on gender and social entrepreneurship on 10 August 2017 in Pakistan. The one-day workshop sought to explore collaborative means of addressing

Trainers’ Training on Beekeeping for Extension Officers in Bhutan

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Building on the existing physical and human resources can contribute a lot to enhancing people’s livelihoods in the pilot villages. The initiatives plan to do this by engaging the economically active population especially the rural unemployed

through their pollination services, play a vital role in enhancing productivity of mountain crops, and maintaining natural biodiversity. Beekeepers provide pollination services to orchard/crop owners by renting out their Bees in return

Disaster risk reduction primarily focuses on mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015 – 2030) has identified four priorities for action: understanding disaster risk; strengthening