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Agriculture

Agricultural development practitioners receive advanced training on remote sensing techniques

agriculture from space means looking at the green-ness to estimate how much photosynthesis is occurring on the ground. By comparing the recent vegetation conditions with the long term average, anomalies are determined to predict the

Farmers from Nepal’s Sindupalanchowak and Ramechap districts attended a four-day hands-on training on water harvesting technology, bio-intensive agriculture farming system, and enclosed composting from 16 to 19 August 2017.

Mountain Good Practices

Open burning is common in the HKH and a convenient way for farmers to eliminate of large quantities of crop residue. This practice also serves to prepare fields for the next crop cycle – wheat in spring and rice in summer.

Mountain Good Practices

The aim of “research into use” at ICIMOD means generating knowledge and practices that develop capacity and drive innovation for addressing the challenges that face mountain people

The German writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do”. My visit to Darchula in Nepal’s far west in late 2016 reminded me of the poignancy of this statement.

Farmer Sita Neupane is the talk of the town this summer. Ms Neupane earned a whopping NPR 70,000, selling cucumbers from her vegetable patch that roughly spans 375 square metres. And, she did it all without using any chemical pesticides on her

Ecosystems

Protected gullies – a traditional sustainable land management practice

The training mainly focused on soil and land management, organic farming, and vegetable production. Participants were given hands-on training on how to make organic manure and organic pesticide to promote organic farming in the sites. Similarly,

SWFG operates in Kalchebesi, a small village of about 25 households situated in Patlekhet, a village development committee in Kavre District. The village is located 46 kilometres east of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Most of the people here

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

and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA) was set up to bring together Agricultural research for development (AR4D) organizations for integrated action to deliver sustainable Agricultural intensification

Food security

with support from the Nepal Agriculture Research Council is working on the


Himalica’s pilot project in Udayapur has been training farmers on climate-smart agricultural practices and technologies that can strengthen vegetable value chains, with an emphasis on the production of fresh and healthy vegetables.