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A local crop diversity fair in Khar VDC of Api-Nampa Conservation area of Kailash landscape of Nepal was organised at a local level to raise public awareness on good management of local crop genetic resources, identify rare and unique species,

Food security

The Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI), with support from the District Agriculture Development Office, organized a local crop diversity fair in the village in 2016. Badal is part of a women’s group that

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

grown include maize, finger millet, barley, buckwheat, potato, beans, black lentils, and vegetables. The current settlement and upper Gatlang are suitable for growing potatoes and

George Washington once rightly said, “The most healthful, the most useful and the noblest employment of man is none other than agriculture.” As a child, one of the first lessons I learned in school was that Nepal is an agricultural country and

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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

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Gender and socially inclusive local water use master plans supported by ICIMOD and HELVETAS in pilot VDCs are inspiring many communities in watershed areas to simulate the initiative

Promoting mountain products for better livelihoods

Promoting mountain products for better livelihoods

Menaka’s quiet demeanour disguises her wit and her great sense of humour. Her journey from a remote village in Mugu to steady job holder with a postgraduate degree is full of hardship, adventure, and courage. Like a majority of the people in

Sweet adaptation to climate change in the Himalayas

In 2008, ICIMOD, with support from the Oversees Development Institute (ODI), implemented a pilot value chain action research project in the district, which educated and trained villagers on the benefits of cultivating bay leaf trees and potential

Legume integration

Engagement in Agriculture

ICIMOD’s Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI), in partnership with the Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA), has identified kidney bean production as an income generating option to improve the

The plateau topography is punctuated by undulating small hillocks and mountains. We marvelled at the gushing streams that burst through the forests, trained by bamboo and pinewood pipes to ensure water is made available to parcels of lands

The local government of Tsirang District, Bhutan conducted a rapid scenario assessment of water in five chiwogs of Barshong Gewog, 5-11 October 2015. The assessment was part of the Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation Programme in the

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