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Workshop on Value Chain Identification in the Karakoram Pamir Landscape
Large cardamom (Amomum sabulatum Roxb) is the high value cash crop and main source of cash income for farmers in eastern Himalayan region including Eastern Nepal, Sikkim and parts of Darjeeling district in West Bengal of India, and Southern Bhutan.
Mobilizing early response for combating forest fire
Linking small primary producers to markets remains one of the major issues in improving liveli-hoods of the rural populations in Bhutan according to the chairman of Sarpang Poultry Associa-tion, Dr Karma Wangchuk...
Knowledge Forum with Elinor Ostrom: Governing and Managing Forests and Other Commons in a Period of Climate Change
Forests are a lifeline for men and women in rural areas. They provide timber for building homes and sheds, wood for making household and farm implements, fuelwood for cooking, herbs that can be used for food and medicine, fodder for livestock, and
The cryosphere plays a significant role in the regional climatic system and is a sensitive indicator of global climate change, but to date there has been a marked lack of consistent, long-term information on glaciers and snow cover in the Hindu
Snow is an important component of the cryosphere, and the study of snow trends is essential for understanding regional climate change and for managing water resources. Changes in the snow budget have socioeconomic and environmental implications for
Climate change impacts in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region are particularly severe owing to the large amount of the population depending on climate-sensitive livelihoods such as agriculture. This publication is a result of ICIMOD
This study investigates the effects of climate and socioeconomic change on the livelihoods of mountain people in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, causes of vulnerability, and the ways people