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is essential for ensuring human food security as well as maintaining natural ecosystems. Over three quarters of all plants, including world food crops, rely on animal pollinators for better yield and

Family Farming for Food Security and Prosperity in the Mountains

Discussing a number of lessons learnt, these series of articles argue for a holistic approach to disaster preparedness and recovery, mainly focusing on the significance of livelihoods recovery. The authors also highlight the importance of

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) organized a half-day stakeholder validation workshop on the national action plan for short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) mitigation on 26 May 2017. The workshop was organized

In Udayapur district of Nepal, women generally haven’t had the same access to information, extension services, or opportunities to participate in government programmes and markets as men. However, rising outmigration of men demands that women

Short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) are agents that have relatively short lifetime in the atmosphere — a few days to a few decades — and a warming influence on climate. The main SLCPs are black carbon, methane and tropospheric ozone. Aside

Water, Food, and Energy Nexus: Why Mountains Matter - Side Event on Rio+20: 3rd Intersessional Meeting of UNCSD

In partnership with the Yunnan Institute of Environmental Science, Kunming Institute of Botany (KIB), and the Chengdu Institute of Biology (CIB), ICIMOD is organizing a three day symposium in Dali, China. The symposium will bring researchers and

I was just in time to catch my bus to work. Hurriedly, I stepped onto the bus and found a window seat open. This is a rare occurrence but many of my colleagues were on leave due to the holidays. The FM radio was playing a familiar Nepali tune loud

Biodiversity

widespread harm to human

The ICIMOD study analyzes the potential for increasing energy efficiency and reducing emissions from diesel generating (DG) sets used during electricity outages in the Kathmandu Valley—by switching from individual DG sets to micro-grids.

Today, stories of climate change, glaciers melting, landslides, and water scarcity overload our everyday lives. The stories of environmental degradation are so overwhelming that there is a sense that we cannot really do anything about it. Yet, there

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in Sojho ICIMOD gets Humanitarian GIS Award 21 Jul 2015, Published in outpost ICIMOD awarded Humanitarian GIS Award 21 Jul 2015, Published in Space Ref Kathmandu centre wins Humanitarian GIS award 21 Jul 2015, Published in The Third

ICIMOD Feature Story for World Water Day 2014: Water and Energy

in Sojho ICIMOD gets Humanitarian GIS Award 21 Jul 2015, Published in outpost ICIMOD awarded Humanitarian GIS Award 21 Jul 2015, Published in Space Ref Kathmandu centre wins Humanitarian GIS award 21 Jul 2015, Published in The Third

Up to 18 thousand gross tonnes of carbon are stored in worldwide soils, almost double the amount stored in all terrestrial plants and over three times that of the atmospheric pool...

Mountains cover 22 percent of the world’s land surface and are home to some 915 million people, representing 13 percent of global population. With an area coverage of four million square kilometres, the Hindu Kush Himalayan region provides home to