Back to news
26 May 2015 | News

Indian farmers meet local entrepreneurs in Dadeldhura

1 min Read

70% Complete

ICIMOD and the Central Himalayan Environmental Association (CHEA) organized a five-day visit for the farmers/ beekeepers and the staff of partner organization from theKailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI)-India from 11-16 April 2015.  The team visited Alital, a village in Dadeldhura district, Nepal, which is known for beekeeping and chyuri production.

The main objective of the visit was to provide the participants an opportunity to observe the development of community-based beekeeping enterprise, particularly modern beekeeping with indigenous honeybee, Apis cerana, beehives, and chyuri herbal soap making enterprises, interact with bee farmers, and learn from their experiences. Altogether 22 participants (19 farmers selected from different pilot villages of KSL by CHEA in consultation with local groups and communities and ICIMOD, and three CHEA staff) participated in the visit.

The exposure visit was designed as an interactive learning and reflection from the field and sharing of experiences was encouraged. Chairperson Surat Bahadur Bohora of Alital Multipurpose Cooperative, ICIMOD’s former partner in a beekeeping project, facilitated the visit.

After a brief meeting with the members of Alital Multipurpose Cooperative, the participants visited the apiaries in different villages, interacted with bee farmers, and shared their experiences of Apis cerana bee management. The participants were highly impressed with the movable frame hives for keeping bees. They also visited hive-making and soap-making facilities. In addition, they observed livestock rearing in different villages.

The visit helped the participants establish an informal network with local farmers and beekeepers in Alital. Participants said they gained valuable knowledge and inspiration from the trip, and that they felt motivated to take up beekeeping and chyuri or soap-making as income generating options.

 

 

Stay current

Stay up to date on what’s happening around the HKH with our most recent publications and find out how you can help by subscribing to our mailing list.

Sign Up

related contents

Continue exploring this topic

10 Jan 2017 News
Training for the Development of Flood Outlook in Bhutanese River Basins

A week-long training on flood outlook was organized by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Thimphu, Bhutan, ...

8 Apr 2016 Livelihoods
Bees Boost Business for Bhutan’s Farmers

Tshering Wangdi Sherpa was a small farmer living in Darachu, Bhutan who kept a few colonies of honeybees in log ...

22 Sep 2016 News
Myanmar Officials Trained to Map and Monitor Glaciers

Twenty-three Myanmar government officials were trained on ‘Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for Mapping and Monitoring of ...

7 Aug 2017 Himalica
Options to Strengthen Agricultural Practices and Technologies in the Midhills of Nepal

Speaking at the inaugural session of the event, Dila Ram Bhandari, Director General of the Department of Agriculture (DoA), said, ...

24 Feb 2021 News
Deepening regional cooperation for climate action: HKH High-Level Task Force convenes

The first meeting of the HKH High-Level Task Force took place virtually on 22 February 2021. ...

Third Regional Meeting for Kangchenjunga Landscape Initiative

Participants included high-level government officials from Bhutan led by Dasho Tenzin Dhundup, Secretary at ...

5 Jun 2015 News
World Environment Day 2015: ‘Sustainable consumption and production’

ICIMOD celebrated World Environment Day 2015 in collaboration with the Government of Gilgit Baltistan, the Pakistan Agricultural Research ...

27 Feb 2016 News
Enhancing the Large Cardamom Production

Large cardamom (Amomum sabulatum Roxb) is the high value cash crop and main source of cash income for farmers in ...