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have a rich tradition of beekeeping with the indigenous honeybee, Apis cerana. Over a quarter of households in these villages manage bee colonies traditionally in fixed-comb log or wall

Beekeeping with Apis cerana is a common practice among the pilot households in Taplejung district of Nepal. Over one-third of the households are engaged in this enterprise. Each household has 2–20 colonies of Bees in traditional fixed comb log and

route to improve sanitation, manage waste effectively, and end open defecation. Entrepreneurs are also catering more effectively to the large numbers of Indian and Nepali pilgrims who are vegetarians, learning to

Local people are leading its management through the ANCA management Council, which includes elected representatives from villages within the nearly 2,000 square kilometre area.

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Retreating Indigenous Bee Populations (Apis Cerana) and Livelihoods of Himalayan Farmers

Sustainable Management of Beekeeping in Nepal: An Effort of ICIMOD

Key Steps Developing a beekeeping enterprise

researchers found that honeybee pollination increases the size of the apple, its shape, and its colour. Overall production was also much higher in orchards where bees were deployed intentionally

an Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy for Protected Areas, which lays out a strategy for promoting tourism and

ICIMOD is a regional learning and knowledge sharing centre of the Hindu Kush Himalayas searving Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – based in Kathmandu.

What do butterflies, rising rivers, unstable mountainsides, and the Sherpas of the Everest region have in common? All were the focus of new knowledge tools and applications honoured in 2015 with ICIMOD’s ICT for Mountain Development Award, which

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.

The symposium included a lawmakers’ session that brought together ministers and Members of Parliament from India’s mountain states and Bangladesh to discuss transboundary cooperation. Representatives from European and Southeast Asian countries

The Strategic Framework for Resilient Livelihoods in Earthquake-Affected Areas is a sign of the depth of policy engagement between ICIMOD and the Government of Nepal. It also prompted other development agencies to seek ICIMOD’s assistance in

The SERVIR-Himalaya Small Grants Programme has spurred innovative ways to help decision makers do everything, from expanding banana production to monitoring forest biomass from the sky.

Participatory Action Research on APIS CERANA Selection and Multiplication in Nepal


We support regional transboundary programmes through partnership with regional partner institutions, facilitate the exchange of experience, and serve as a regional knowledge hub. We strengthen networking among regional and global centres of

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