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- DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017About Transboundary Landscape Initiatives in the Hindu Kush Himalaya:Document
The indigenous honeybee, Apis cerana – a pollen robber or pollinator of large cardamom? Studies on the pollinators and pollination of large cardamom with a particular focus on the role of Apis cerana in SikkimInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2017Large cardamom (Amomum subulatum Roxb.) is the main cash crop and an important livelihood option for farming communities in the eastern Himalayas – especially Sikkim, parts of West Bengal, eastern Nepal, and southern Bhutan. The crop is self-fertile but requires cross pollination for production of capsules.DocumentNorwegian Institute for International Affairs, 2014The Indian coffee sector is at an important transition point, increasingly stuck in the middle between quality and value segments of the market. A potential niche for India is in the development of eco-friendly (green) coffees, leveraging the natural environment and biodiversity present in many regions.Document
No longer tracking greenery in high altitudes: pastoral practices of Rupshu nomads and their implications for biodiversity conservationPastoralism, 2013Nomadic pastoralism has thrived in Asia’s rangelands for several millennia by tracking seasonal changes in forage productivity and coping with a harsh climate. This pastoralist lifestyle, however, has come under intense transformations in recent decades due to socio-political and land use changes.DocumentNorwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, 2014Policy brief no. 1 from the Indo-Norwegian research collaboration on climate change adaptation: Extreme Risks, Vulnerabilities and Community-Based Adptation in India (EVA): a pilot study.DocumentNorwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, 2014This booklet is based on outcomes from a two-year Indo-Norwegian research and capacity development project titled, ‘Extreme Risks, Vulnerabilities and Community-Based Adaptation in India (EVA)’. The findings draw upon empirical data from rural communities in Jalna District in the dryland region of Marathwada of Maharashtra.Document
The Last Straw? The additional burden of climate change on food security in the Himalaya | GRID-Arendal - Publications - The last strawGRID Arendal, 2013The food price spikes of 2007–08 brought food security into sharp focus on the global agenda. Declines in international commodity markets, financial speculation in low cereal stocks, dramatic weather events, soaring oil prices, and growth in biofuels competing for cropland merged to produce a global crisis.DocumentFridtjof Nansen Institute, 2006India is among the first countries in the world to have passed Farmers’ Rights and plant variety protection legislation. This study analyses the achievements, barriers and limitations of India’s approach so far.