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Pollination is a vital ecosystem service that is essential for ensuring human food security as well as maintaining natural ecosystems. Over three quarters of all plants, including world food crops, rely on animal pollinators for better yield and
Nand Kishor Agrawal joined ICIMOD in February 2012 as the Coordinator of the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP). He is a rural development management professional with over 18 years of experience in management and execution of
Dr Pankaj Prasad Raturi is Head of Department- Medicinal and Aromatic Plant at Dabur Nepal Pvt Ltd. He holds a PhD and MSc in Botany and Plant Physiology from H.N.B. Garhwal University, and an MBA from the Allahabad Agriculture Institute, both in
Water as Human Right in the HKH and Beyond
The role of non-timber forest products in poverty reduction in India: Prospects and problems
Solar energy has been used for centuries for drying crops, clothes, wood, and crop residues, and heating buildings. But now methods have been developed to make these activities more efficient, and to use solar energy in different ways. There are two
Around 1991, ICIMOD identified a promising Chinese experience worthy of replication in other regional member countries. The Chinese successfully utilised seabuckthorn ( Hippophae rhamnoides Linn), an indigenous mountain shrub...
Angora rabbits produce a high quality wool which is soft, silky, light, and warm and has a good market. They thrive in temperate climates, and can survive well at temperatures from -2ºC to 35ºC, with the ideal range from 15-25ºC...