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ICIMOD’s work in India to develop the value chain for tulsi made notable strides this year as farmers moved beyond basic production and enhanced their capacities in product improvement and marketing, which meant more profit for rural women.

to help policy makers and rural development

communities with a large rural population engaged in subsistence agroforestry-based production on increasingly fragmented landholdings. Agroforestry-based enterprises are considered a

Rural enterprise development

New economic opportunities: Women’s entrepreneurship in the HKH

International Women’s Day 2014 Celebration at ICIMOD

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in partnership with the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) is working to promote yak and sea buckthorn value chains in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

International Women’s Day 2012

I have heard the word ‘entrepreneurship’ being thrown around quite frequently. Often, the word is associated with billionaires such as Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, who are famous for having been persistent

Governance

ICIMOD and Young Innovations Pvt. Ltd. (YIPL) jointly organized a two-day event ‘International Space Apps Challenge’ (ISAC) in Kathmandu from 23 to 24 April 2016. This was the fourth time the two organizations collaboratively organized ISAC in

men and five women—descended to the warmer plains of Gelephu. Accompanying them was a team of officials from ICIMOD, Barshong Gewog, and livestock and

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Valleys in Chitral district, Pakistan, such as Kalash, Arandu, Shishi Koh and Jinjiret Koh, have a rich tradition of beekeeping. Farmers in these valleys have kept Apis cerana bees in traditional bee hives, known locally as katore, for ages and

Bishnu Prasad Ghimire, a vegetable farmer from Triyuga, a municipality in Nepal’s Udayapur district, recalls how up until a few years ago, his community relied on neighbouring districts or Indian states for vegetables. Udayapur has seen a

Capacity building

The success of efforts to protect transboundary ecosystems relies in part on building bridges of friendship and cooperation between neighbouring countries and people. Building those connections within the Karakoram-Pamir Landscape was the goal of a

Working with farmers in six villages in northern Chitral, 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