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The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) organized a day-long consultation and user engagement
increasing agricultural droughts which can lead to reduce the productivity of farming communities, especially where irrigation is not available. Climate change projections also suggest a future decrease
Report (AR5) identifies drought as one of the major climate risks in south Asia. The report projects that climate change will affect food security by the middle of the 21st century,
As she planted her batch of bitter gourds in Kalchhe Besi last year, Kamala Timalsina was unsure if they would survive. She wondered how her gourds and those of her fellow farmers’ would fare in the dry spell in the late winter.
from significant flood and drought events attributing to low agricultural productivity,
After traveling a long distance, participants from Sundamunda and Godani arrived excited and eager to see sketches and drawings on climate change. The illustrations are used as training tools to deliver knowledge on different topics.
ICIMOD along with key government organizations in the water supply sector was invited by the President of Nepal, Right Honorable Bidhya Devi Bhandari to a consultation meeting regarding the deteriorating water scarcity situation in many parts of
The starting point of the paper is that the concept of climate refugees is flawed. As numerous studies have highlighted, it builds on a simplistic understanding of the interaction between ecological conditions and socio-economic processes; it
On Sunday, 4 December 2016, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and The Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs (MoCHTA), convened representatives from government, non-governmental organizations, academia, and
Today, Dr Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), visited the ICIMOD to discuss the role of science and technology in development and to experience firsthand the dynamic tools.
USAID Administrator visits ICIMOD
Too Much or Too Little Water in the Himalayas
Women are playing a leading role in coping with and adapting to climate change in the mountainous rural areas of China’s Yunnan Province, where disruptions in weather patterns and increasingly extreme events are expected to impact agricultural
Mitigating Flooding and Drought through Data for Decision-Making 24 Oct 2017, Published in Earthzine Emerging from fear: Flood-control interventions in Mahottari 30 Sep 2017, Published in UNDP
Mitigating Flooding and Drought through Data for Decision-Making 24 Oct 2017, Published in Earthzine ICIMOD Awarded Asia Geospatial Leadership Award 26 Sep 2017, Published in
In the southern part of the Koshi basin, the mountains and hills of the Himalayas flatten out to wide, stretching plains. These plains run along the Nepal-India border, and comprise some of the country’s most fertile land. More than half of
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