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Over the past decade, concern for the changes wrought on ecosystems and livelihoods by climate and other changes has prompted greater awareness of the importance of this valuable resource for mountain people and downstream populations. However,
Participatory Action Research on APIS CERANA Selection and Multiplication in Nepal
In the floodplain Bakdhuwa village development committee of Saptari district, eastern Nepal, local communities often face challenges related to water and disaster management. Most of the communities there depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.
action research to develop local Water Use Master Plans (WUMP) for the Koshi Basin Programme in three districts which represent the three ecological zones of the Koshi basin —
discharge from 24 selected springs. This included installing a rain gauge for measuring daily rainfall, and training local staff in measuring
Water is a gendered issue, particularly in the mountain areas of the Hindu Kush Himalaya. Inequalities between men and women, characterized most acutely by women’s lack of control over and limited access to productive resources...
With the changing climate and their own rapidly changing socio-economic conditions, farmers in Nepal are demanding newer, better ways of irrigating their farms. The Department of Irrigation (DOI) is the nodal agency for irrigation in Nepal and their
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.
Challenges of hill communities in Nuwakot District
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
Lessons from the Barahchhetra community in the Koshi River Basin of Nepal
Koshi Indus Springs and solar pump
Community efforts for improving drinking water quality
the improved wellbeing of local communities and the sustainable use of ecosystem