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Mountains cover 22 percent of the world’s land surface and are home to some 915 million people, representing 13 percent of global population. With an area coverage of four million square kilometres, the Hindu Kush Himalayan region provides home to
High-value mountain products promote sustainable livelihoods
Beekeeping is integral to the livelihoods of mountain farming households in several areas of the HKH region. It helps in improving livelihoods and food security of mountain people. Bees pollinate crops and plants and help in enhancing crop
International Development Enterprises (IDE) Nepal
The main objective of the advisory service is to help cardamom farmers get better at what they do with up-to-date information on good farming practices and markets for cardamom so that they are able to reap maximum benefits.
On 12 June 2017, a bus carrying a group of Bhutanese farmers from Barshong gewog—seventeen men and five women—descended to the warmer plains of Gelephu. Accompanying them was a team of officials from ICIMOD, Barshong Gewog, and livestock and
Bishnu Prasad Ghimire, a vegetable farmer from Triyuga, a municipality in Nepal’s Udayapur district, recalls how up until a few years ago, his community relied on neighbouring districts or Indian states for vegetables. Udayapur has seen a
Honey: A Source of Nutrition, Medicine and Cash Income for Himalayan Farmers
Sustainable Management of Beekeeping in Nepal: An Effort of ICIMOD
Naba Bikram Kishore Tripura, Secretary at the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs (MoCHTA), Bangladesh, and Board Member of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), recently visited Dabur Nepal’s Ashok
Poverty reduction of mountain people to increased resilience and unlocking new livelihood opportunities, through the promotion of more equitable approaches is one of the key thrust areas of the Himalica and Adapt Himal programmes...
The Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalaya (Himalica) project organized a joint monitoring visit (JMV) to Barshong Gewog of Tsirang district in Bhutan from 28 to 29 March 2017.
New economic opportunities: Women’s entrepreneurship in the HKH
Promoting mountain products for better livelihoods
of which is sold in local market. A household generally sells between 8-35 kg of different vegetables
processing, and the sale and marketing of yak meat and other products in Lanzhou. The participants learnt about yak value