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Tourism is booming in Pulan County. The traditional landscape of yak herders and agriculturalists in the southwest corner of the Tibeten Autonomous Region, China, is changing fast. Infrastructure development is keeping pace with increasing demands

When parasitic mushroom spores infect the larvae of ghost moths living in Himalayan soil, a thin fingerlike fungus bursts from the head of the dead caterpillar and sets off an annual gold rush in mountain communities.

members of the Institute of Sustainable Technology Development (ISTD), Pakistan, at Godavari Knowledge Park in Kathmandu, Nepal. The training aimed to

Policy analysis

Large cardamom is a high value cash crop and a leading source of livelihood for a large number of people in the eastern hill districts of Nepal. More than 66,000 farmers and their families grow large cardamom in Taplejung, Sangkhuwasabha, Ilam and

Non-farm livelihood promotion

Mountain Livelihoods

Sustainable Management of Beekeeping in Nepal: An Effort of ICIMOD

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

ICIMOD in partnership with the Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID) has been implementing the EU-funded Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation Programme in Myanmar since last two years. The programme aims to support

system, is a major food and income production system for the majority of farmers in Chin State of Myanmar. A peer learning workshop, Good Practices in Taungya system, was organised in Hakha, capital of Chin, 16-17 June,

Beekeeping is integral to the livelihoods of mountain farming households in several areas of the HKH region. It helps in improving livelihoods and food security of mountain people. Bees pollinate crops and plants and help in enhancing crop

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

Rangelands

The national workshop on conservation and management of Yarsagumba organized by the government of Nepal in 2014 generated some information on production, trends, and some customary and statuary rights in access and benefits from this resource...

Beekeeping is a common practice among pilot households in the Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate change Adaptation in the Himalaya (Himalica) initiative in Taplejung, Nepal. Farmers usually keep Apis cerana bees in traditional fixed comb log

Building on the existing physical and human resources can contribute a lot to enhancing people’s livelihoods in the pilot villages. The initiatives plan to do this by engaging the economically active population especially the rural unemployed

Nabil Bank supports ICIMOD’s Knowledge Park at Godavari to promote sustainable green technologies and biodiversity conservation

The Hindu Kush Karakoram Pamir Landscape, with an area of more than 30,000 square kilometers, is spread across Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and Tajikistan. It is home to many pastoralists who depend on livestock grazing for their livelihoods,

Improving income