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Working with farmers in six villages in northern Chitral, researchers found that honeybee pollination increases the size of the apple, its shape, and its colour. Overall production was also much higher in orchards where bees were deployed
Forum advocates landscape approach
Decision makers and researchers who need information on agriculture can now find data at their fingertips using the Digital Agriculture Atlas of Nepal, an easy-to-access one-stop source on cereals, cash crops, legumes, vegetables, fruits, and
Bihar is India’s poorest state, and also the most flood-prone, with 73 per cent of its area routinely flooded by rivers from the Himalayas. Floods impact over three-quarters of the people of North Bihar.
How is climate change impacting water resources in the Himalayas? That’s a big question, and now there’s a comprehensive atlas that policy makers and practitioners can turn to for answers and information.
The SERVIR-Himalaya Small Grants Programme has spurred innovative ways to help decision makers do everything, from expanding banana production to monitoring forest biomass from the sky.
A special issue of the International Journal of Water Resources Development was devoted in 2015 to sharing the research of ICIMOD experts on a range of Himalayan water-related challenges from the status of glaciers to socioeconomic and policy
Mountains offer ideal conditions for hydropower, but uneven distribution of benefits can lead to friction between communities and project developers. ICIMOD set out to learn what works and doesn’t work by undertaking the first comprehensive
ICIMOD responded by working with kiln owners to rebuild in ways that not only improve seismic strength, but can trim coal consumption by up to 30 per cent and reduce the emission of harmful pollutants.
If energy and water are subsidized to boost crop production, could it lead to more and cheaper food but a shrinking, degraded water supply? Growing crops for biofuels might promise more abundant, cleaner energy, but what happens to food security
Realizing that paper-and-pen documentation would limit the capacity to capture a full picture, ICIMOD set out to create a tool that would take advantage of digital imagery and enable beforeand-after comparisons. Within ten days, with the help of
Satyagraha: Standing for the Truth
ICIMOD partnered with the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) to create an online hub that streamlines information from multiple sources into a comprehensive National Disaster Relief and Recovery Information Platform (NDRRIP).
Rural enterprise development
The worldwide rapid response team, coordinated by ICIMOD, inventoried landslides and mapped dangerous obstructions such as landslide-dammed lakes and rivers, sharing the results quickly with the Government of Nepal and aid agencies and later with
A team of atmospheric scientists, responding to a request from the Home Ministry, set up an office at the Nepal Army hangar to support rescue and relief flight planning. Using satellite remote sensing and GIS technology, ICIMOD helped to identify