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Climate Smart Villages, a pilot across four Villages in Kavrepalanchowk in Nepal, have been shortlisted for a Best Climate Practices Award under “Climate Change and Water Availability for Food Production”. Winning this award would
is the use of high-level climate change research? The hours of painstaking literature review, controlled experiments and field observations, must count for something, right?
Over the past four years, the Atmosphere Initiative at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has hosted a series of regional atmospheric science workshops.
doom and gloom of climate change. In South Asia, this sadly rings true for a region yearning to bolster its work-force and make its markets globally competitive. However,
paper is that the concept of climate refugees is flawed. As numerous studies have highlighted, it builds on a simplistic understanding of the interaction between ecological conditions and socio-economic processes; it reproduces
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
Countries in the Himalayan and downstream areas of the Hindu Kush Himalayas need to strengthen their collaboration to address food, water and energy issues. Unless this happens, the region’s agricultural development could be at risk.
Kalchhebesi is seeing many women change makers bringing about behavioural changes in their communities, in the way they farm and in the way they live their lives. Kalchhebesi local Januka Timalsina is a pioneer farmer amongst her peer group of women
As part of its mission to reduce poverty in the world through development cooperation, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has signed an agreement with ICIMOD to support ICIMOD’s work in the Hindu Kush Himalaya to
to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalaya (Himalica) initiative successfully launched a variety of cardamom-based beverages on 22 May 2017, the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDBD). SABAH Nepal, a
Media coverage Changing climate, changing lives - A film on the impact of climate change on agriculture 09 Mar 2013 climate changes in the Himalaya: Farmers dealing with the
John Crump, senior science writer with GRID-Arendal, recollects his experiences from the field, while visiting ICIMOD’s pilot sites on Climate Smart Villages, and action research site on adaptive capacity in Kavrepalanchok district...
to discuss the impacts of climate change on mountain people, and the challenges and opportunities for policy and action to