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The Association of International Research and Development Centers for Agriculture (AIRCA) was set up to bring together agricultural research for development (AR4D) organizations for integrated action to deliver sustainable agricultural

Raising the voice of the mountains at UNFCCC COP 20

The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) sources of 10 major river systems in Asia that provide water, ecosystem services, and livelihoods to more than 210 million people. The region holds and distributes water for more than 1.3 billion people—a fifth of the

John Crump, senior science writer with GRID-Arendal, recollects his experiences from the field, while visiting ICIMOD’s pilot sites on Climate Smart Villages, and action research site on adaptive capacity in Kavrepalanchok district...

Indian Himalayan Region: Our Mountains, Our Future” initiative is an innovative, open-ended initiative to foster Climate Smart Communities throughout the Indian Himalayan region. Becoming Climate Smart requires increased capacity

for the annual ‘ICT for Mountain Development Award’. The award recognises incformation, communication and technology (ICT)-enabled innovations, good practices, and

Gender

Mountain Livelihoods

Lessons from Bihar’s climate smart village

The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH), a global asset, is rich in cultural and biological diversity, and natural resources. It is also home to inaccessible, remote, and fragile regions where local populations live in poverty. Managing ecosystems in the

Unless countries in the Himalayan and downstream region strengthen collaboration to address food, water and energy issues, the region is likely to face an unprecedented food crisis. This was the underlining message of the two-day regional

Policy workshop sets ground for a regional assessment of adaptation responses for the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Agriculture ecosystem

Mountains in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) are ‘water towers’, which provide water and services such as food, biodiversity, and energy to 1.3 billion people downstream. However, climate change is these Mountains. Scientists project a likely

Beekeeping is a common practice among pilot households in the Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate change Adaptation in the Himalaya (Himalica) initiative in Taplejung, Nepal. Farmers usually keep Apis cerana bees in traditional fixed comb log

Private sector engagement

received the ICIMOD Mountain Film Award 2015. The award, which consists of USD 1,000 and a certificate, was presented by Mr Shekhar Ghimire on behalf of ICIMOD to film

ICIMOD focuses on a broad range of issues, topics and concerns in its work to enable sustainable development in the complex environment of the Hindu Kush Himalayas. These areas are interconnected. For instance, a programme designed to address a

Disaster risk reduction primarily focuses on mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015 – 2030) has identified four priorities for action: understanding disaster risk; strengthening

important for India. Its mountains are ‘water towers’ that provide water to millions of people , and services such as food, biodiversity, and energy. However, the warming trend is comparably higher in the mountains than