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At a glance

Initiative goal

Enhanced resilience and adaptive capacities of HKH communities through the research, piloting, and adoption of resilient solution packages, along with knowledge sharing and capacity building

Regional Programme

Adaptation and Resilience Building

Nand Kishor Agrawal

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Programme Coordinator

Our focus

Creating mountain-specific solutions

RMS focuses on three strategic impact areas: poverty reduction, reduced physical and social vulnerability, and improved ecosystem services.

We test simple and affordable resilience-building tools and approaches that community members in rural parts of the HKH can replicate. Our cross-cutting approach ensures that our solutions are democratic, inclusive, and suited to the mountain context.

Outreach and upscaling are also essential to our approach; we target a wide range of stakeholders and seek to bridge the policy–practice divide. We train and network with governments, local institutions, and other stakeholders to ensure that these solutions are scaled up and scaled out to reach as many communities as possible.

Initiative duration

2018–2022 (builds on the past work of HICAP and Himalica initiatives)

Outcomes

Enhanced capacities of national and local governments and regional institutions to plan and implement programmes that improve resilience to climate and other changes

Geo coverage

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan

AREAS OF WORK

Geographic coverage of RMS work

How does RMS work?

RMS uses an integrated approach to sustainable mountain development, focusing on climate change adaptation, resilience, and preparedness for future risks.

Solutions supported and promoted by RMS

Jholmal for small-scale farmlands
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Low-cost water storage ponds for smallholders
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Improved terracing for enhancing soil fertility on sloping land
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Customizing traditional skills
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News and features

Around the HKH

Featured entrepreneur

Preserving Bhutan’s heritage foods: How trailblazer Kesang Choedon’s innovative food enterprise is helping the country’s organic drive

In this series, RMS is featuring the profiles and success stories of noteworthy entrepreneurs from our Regional Member Countries.

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Featured video

Drought in Nepal: Farmers struggle with lack of water

Farming in the shadow of the world's highest mountains has never been easy - and climate change is making it even more difficult. Villagers are having to come up with innovative ways to grow their crops because of the lack of water. Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from Nepal.

For mountains and people

We have a deep history of work across a broad range of issues enabling sustainable development in the complex environment of the HKH. We have been protecting the pulse for over three decades.

Agriculture

Agriculture

Mountains occupy 24% of the terrestrial surface of the earth. In this rugged and varied landscape, agriculture and its related practices are quite different from agriculture in the plains.

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Resilient Mountain Village

The resilient mountain village approach is an innovation arising from our recent experience in the Climate Smart Village pilot in Nepal.

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Events around RMS

Our involvement

Stories

Stories from the RMS initiative

Organic agriculture
Organic agriculture
Increasing incomes of the rural poor though bay leaf value chain development
Increasing incomes of the rural poor though bay leaf value chain development
Straw Mulches aid farmers battling drought
Straw Mulches aid farmers battling drought
Jholmal produces safer food and fetches better income
Jholmal produces safer food and fetches better income

Partners and support

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Featured partner

CEAPRED

The Center for Environmental and Agricultural Policy Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED) is a non-profit, non-political, and non-government organization established in Nepal, committed to human centered sustainable development.

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RMS in the media

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Featured article

Climate-smart practices for improvement of crop yields in mid-hills of Nepal

Farming in Nepal mostly represents the hill farming system with the dominance of small-holder farmers. In recent days, farmers in the country are impacted by climate change. Events of surface runoff, landslides, and soil erosions, along with changes in rainfall pattern and intensity have elevated a decline in crop productivity and soil fertility.

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RMS publications

You will find publications produced or related to this Initiative in HimalDoc, our publications repository. These resources include journal articles, books, book chapters, research reports, working papers, brochures, information sheets, and publicity materials, among other products.

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Teams

We embrace diversity

Both internally and externally, our multicultural staff and partners are our greatest asset. They provide us with a broad perspective across disciplines and offer us localized knowledge like no other.

RMS team

Meet the team

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Specific role of the team

RMS specific role of the team and staff

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