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“Nature” never fails to surprise us. In many parts of the world, natural resources are the sole source for livelihood opportunities. Be it in the form of wild shrubs like Daphne papyracea and Daphne bholua that can be used to make paper or

In an effort to scale up climate-smart technologies and practices piloted in Barshong Gewog through the Local 12th Five Year Plan (FYP) for Tsirang, Bhutan, the Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalaya (Himalica)

Mizoram’s forest cover is the highest of any state in India but it is severely degraded. ICIMOD’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+ Initiative) is working with the Advanced Research Centre for Bamboo and Rattan

The primary goal of ICIMOD Media Fellowship 2014 is to help strengthen capacity of environmental journalists from Bhutan. The Fellowship aims to facilitate a deeper understanding of issues related to climate change and sustainable mountain

Biodiversity is the basis for many tourism activities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Scenic landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains, and farmlands attract many tourists to the region. Iconic bird and animal species are also major attractions.

We finally stood up. Our eyes were closed, our hands held in a circle. Our ears were pricked up to the tune of singing cicadas. Only the call of the cuckoo punctuated their song. We allowed ourselves two minutes to soak up the music.

Htay was part of a team of Myanmar delegates to visit scientifically and sustainably managed community forests in Nepal in July 2017. The visit had an impact on Htay, who is now trying to implement lessons learned from the experience in Nepal in his

Soil Management

The Himalica pilot project in Shan State, Myanmar, is focused on the development of climate resilient value chains for bamboo handicrafts, ginger, and vegetables from home gardens. Its thrust is to encourage small-holder farmers to shift from



A seven-day training of lead farmers on beekeeping was organized from 5 -11 January 2017 with the main objective of supporting locals in Baganbari, an AdaptHimal pilot site in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts. The International Centre for

Livestock and Fish

Beekeeping - ICIMOD Knowledge Park at Godavari

In the past year, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) with the support of GIZ, has published five picture series manuals. These have been used extensively, finding success in various parts of the Kailash Sacred

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.

As a student of commerce and management, 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

Mountain Good Practices

Hands on Training on Contour Hedgerow Agroforestry Practices to Farmers and District Agricultural Office Staff from Argakhanchi

To encourage growth that is green, people-friendly and sustainable, ICIMOD collaborated with the Government of Myanmar to craft an Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy for Protected Areas, which lays out a strategy for promoting tourism and