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The Government of Nepal has given high importance to ensuring food security for all its citizens, and recognizes food sovereignty as a basic human right. The core elements of food security are availability, and access and utilization.
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
The Government of Nepal has given high importance to ensuring food security for all its citizens, and recognizes food sovereignty as a basic human right. The core elements of food security are availability, access and utilization.
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
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
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
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
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
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
ICIMOD Feature Story for World Water Day 2014: Water and Energy