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During the workshop, Kinlay Tshering, Director of the Department of Agriculture, Bhutan, emphasized the need to capitalize on the unmet demand for large black cardamom and shared Bhutan’s willingness to collaborate with and learn from India and Nepal in conducting research and development activities towards this push. Bhimlal Dahal, Additional Director of the Government of […]
At the event, the Kailash—Truly Sacred brand was promoted jointly by SABAH-Nepal and Revati Essentials/CHEA, India, as a transboundary brand promoting high value niche products from the Kailash landscape. KSLCDI has worked to provide alternative livelihood options to the rural communities in India and Nepal through the development of several value chains. It has linking […]
Building on the successful experience of its pilot, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), through its Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (Himalica) initiative, is developing the sea buckthorn value chain in Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan. The aim is to provide an alternative livelihood option for mountain […]
A team of yak value chain actors from Pakistan travelled to Lanzhou is Gansu province, China, in April 2017 to learn about the advancements in integrated yak farming practices that have been made in China. The exposure visit, which lasted from April 8 to April 15, was organized by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain […]
Though a few biodiversity monitoring manuals and guidelines from the Government of Nepal (GoN), National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), and other organizations are available in Nepal, biodiversity monitoring in relation to REDD+ remains largely undeveloped. In addition, existing protocols and actions do not provide clear methodological guidance for REDD+ projects to meet Climate Community […]
Pakistan professionals have received kiwi plants, seeds and hands-on-training from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) on kiwi fruit cultivation and nursery propagation. In Islamabad, training was held to establish a pilot kiwi orchard at theNational Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) per ongoing requests from the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC). In Chengdu, China, a […]
Large cardamom is a high value cash crop and a leading source of livelihood for a large number of people in the eastern hill districts of Nepal. More than 66,000 farmers and their families grow large cardamom in Taplejung, Sangkhuwasabha, Ilam and Panchthar. According to the Trade and Expert Promotion Center (TEPC), large cardamom is cultivated […]
More and more products and services today pass through a global value chain to reach consumers. The goal of optimising productivity at each level of the chain impacts natural resource use at different stages. Through value chain, resources begin, are transformed or used as inputs, and then return to the same natural environment for final […]