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Year: 2017
The Agriculture Information Portal (AIP) provides a gateway to geo-information data and application tools
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Year: 2017
Climate change has been a proven fact with increase in temperature and rainfall variability
Year: 2017
In simple language, the word “Bio-diversity” encompasses the variety of all life forms on earth
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Year: 2017
In simple language, the word “Bio-diversity” encompasses the variety of all life forms on earth
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Year: 2017
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) under its Himalayan Adaptation, Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) Research project conducted a stakeholder consultation workshop in Gilgit on 10 November, 2016 at Karakorum International University (KIU)
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Year: 2017
Traditional knowledge (TK) is very important for sustainable development
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Year: 2008
Mountains are not only remarkably diverse, they are also important globally as centres of biological diversity
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Year: 2017
Key messages

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2. Appropriate approaches (and adaptation) for implementing REDD+ activities are key to optimum outcomes for biodiversity, carbon, and other ecosystem service benefits.

3. Community forestry can provide an opportunity for REDD+ strategies to enhance biodiversity conservation and ecosystem-based adaptation measures while simultaneously mitigating carbon dioxide.

4. Emerging knowledge on interactions among biodiversity, carbon, and human activities is essential to inform management and policy decisions
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Year: 2017
Collaborative forest management (CFM) is a joint forest management approach between government and community
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Year: 2017
The Ganga (Ganges) is a transboundary river with headwaters in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region (Figure 1)
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Year: 2017
Forest-driven water and energy cycles are poorly integrated into regional, national, continental and global decision-making on climate change adaptation, mitigation, land use and water management
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Year: 2017
In many countries, drought is the natural hazard that causes the greatest agronomic impacts
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Year: 2017
Potential trade-offs between providing sufficient food for a growing human population in the future and sustaining ecosystems and their services are driven by various biophysical and socio-economic parameters at different scales
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Year: 2017
The major challenges of improving food security and biodiversity conservation are intricately linked
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Year: 2017
Property rights to natural resources comprise a major policy instrument in efforts to advance sustainable resource use and conservation
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Year: 2017
Forest degradation is a global phenomenon and while being an important indicator and precursor to further forest loss, carbon emissions due to degradation should also be accounted for in national reporting within the frame of UN REDD+
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Year: 2017
Agriculture is a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally
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Year: 2017
The main objective of the workshop was to provide an overview of the HI-AWARE project to the people of the area and to inform them about PARC's plans there
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Year: 2017
Forest fire is one of the key drivers of forest degradation in Nepal
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Year: 2007
Conservation planning in the Eastern Himalaya has taken strides forward during the past one decade
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Year: 2016
Bhutan Land Act of 2007 is the latest policy change, which will have huge impacts on nationwide traditional rangeland management practices
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Year: 2017
In 2010, forests accounted for 40 percent (5
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Year: 2010
Climate change means more than just change in temperatures
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Year: 2017
The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is a global asset with rich cultural and biological diversity
Year: 2017
Himalayan region is a trans-boundary area with rich biodiversity of global importance, while this region has been subject to great human stress and continues to face multiple threats with the global change
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Year: 2017
Two dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs), IBIS and LPJ, were used to assess the projected impacts of climate change on forests in terms of the shifts in vegetation types and changes in NPP (net primary productivity) in the mid Brahmaputra, Koshi, and upper Indus river basins
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Year: 2017
There is increasing awareness of the importance of gender in natural resource management
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Year: 2017
There is an ongoing debate on what constitutes sustainable intensification of agriculture (SIA)
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Year: 2017
Addressing climate change impacts on agriculture is special challenge
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Year: 2017
The promotion of climate-smart agriculture in different parts of the world requires a clear understanding of its relative suitability, costs and benefits, and the environmental implications of various technological interventions in a local context under current and future climates
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Year: 2017
Agricultural research for development has made important contributions to poverty reduction and food security over the last 40 years
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Year: 2017
One of the climate change scenarios that have been developed for the Netherlands predicts hotter and drier summers and a substantial drop in river discharge
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Year: 2016
This publication underscores that investments in mountain regions need to be creative and must account for social and environmental dimensions in order to generate sustainable long-term returns
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Year: 2016
This research examines the impact of forest management regimes, with various degrees of restriction, on forest conservation in a dry deciduous Indian forest landscape
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Year: 2016
We briefly introduce and describe seven questions related to community structure and biodiversity conservation that can be addressed using field experiments, and provide the context for using the vast geographic diversity, biodiversity, and network of Nature Reserves in China to perform these experiments
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Year: 2016
Climate change and human activity have resulted in increasing change of vegetation growth globally
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Year: 2017
This paper looks at the impact of the traditional and emerging institutional environment on the practice of migratory pastoralism in the Kailash Sacred Landscape (KSL), a transborder region in the western Himalayas around the tri-juncture between China, India, and Nepal, where migratory pastoralists have been an important part of the traditional political economy
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Year: 2017
Monitoring the status and trends of species is critical to their conservation and management
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Year: 2016
We present a historical overview of forest concepts and definitions, linking these changes with distinct perspectives and management objectives
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Year: 2016
Understanding and quantifying carbon (C) exchanges between the biosphere and the atmosphere—specifically the process of C removal from the atmosphere, and how this process is changing—is the basis for developing appropriate adaptation and mitigation strategies for climate change
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Year: 2016
Rangelands in the Hindu Kush Karakoram region provide a resource base for nomadic livestock grazing, which is one of the major traditional livelihood practices in the area
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Year: 2016
Using biophysical and social analysis methods, this paper evaluated agricultural practices under changing climate in the Koshi Basin and assessed adaptation options
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Year: 2016
Forests store about 80% of all aboveground and 40% of all belowground terrestrial organic carbon, making forest ecosystems crucial to maintaining the global carbon balance and mitigating climate change (IPCC 2001)
Year: 2016
Habitat loss is the greatest threat to biodiversity and rapid, human-forced climate change is likely to exacerbate this
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Year: 2016
There is an ongoing debate on what constitutes sustainable intensification of agriculture (SIA)
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Year: 2016
The Ganges delta has a great importance for its exceptional hydro-geological settings and deltaic floodplain wetland ecosystems
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Year: 2016
In 2014, Chojnacky et al
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Year: 2016
In terms of global forest product market developments, the twenty-first century has been in many ways very different from the twentieth century—striking structural changes have taken place
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Year: 2016
This paper explores agriculture and nutrition linkages in Bangladesh, a country that achieved rapid growth in rice productivity at a relatively late stage in Asia's Green Revolution, as well as unheralded progress against undernutrition
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Year: 2016
Farming on sloping lands has historically led to forest loss and degradation in China, which coupled with unsustainable timber extraction activities, was deemed responsible for catastrophic flooding events in the late 1990s
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Year: 2016
The focus of REDD+ is sensu stricto on maintaining forest carbon stocks
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Year: 2016
Pastoralism from a temporal dimension is as old as the first human civilization; and spatially it is witnessed all across the world’s dry belt region
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Year: 2010
The present brochure, published by the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA) of DIVERSITAS, Institute of Botany, University of Basel with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), has been prepared as a contribution to the International Year of Biodiversity 2010 and the Conference of Parties of the CBD (COP10) in Japan in October 2010
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Year: 2016
We briefly introduce and describe seven questions related to community structure and biodiversity conservation that can be addressed using field experiments, and provide the context for using the vast geographic diversity, biodiversity, and network of Nature Reserves in China to perform these experiments
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Year: 2016
In deregulated forest management systems, social norms, knowledge dissemination and communication are pivotal for guiding forest owners' actions
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Year: 2016
Plant biodiversity patterns were analyzed in seven temperate forest types [Populus deltoides (PD), Juglans regia, Cedrus deodara, Pinus wallichiana, mixed coniferous, Abies pindrow (AP) and Betula utilis (BU)] of Kashmir Himalaya
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Year: 2016
Himalayan forests are dominated by different species of oaks (Quercus spp
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Year: 2016
Climate change and human activity have resulted in increasing change of vegetation growth globally
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Year: 2016
Eco-efficiency is a tool for sustainability analysis that indicates how to carry out economic activities effectively
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Year: 2016
The last two decades of forest policy discussions have been dominated by calls for sustainable management of forest resources
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Year: 2016
Forest-dependent indigenous communities rely on natural resources for their livelihoods, but those are currently under threat due to many factors, including the adverse impact of climate change
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Year: 2016
Forests and trees support sustainable agriculture
Year: 2016
This study estimates the economic value of ecosystem services generated from the management of community forests at sub-watershed level
Year: 2016
Community Forests (CF) have been recognized as one of the successful management modalities in forests and biodiversity conservation in Nepal
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Year: 2016
Wetlands provide a diverse range of ecosystem services supporting livelihoods of many people
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Year: 2016
The area of forest plantations is increasing worldwide helping to meet timber demand and protect natural forests
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Year: 2016
To reduce the human influence on natural resources and to identify an appropriate land use, it is essential to carry out scientific land evaluations
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Year: 2016
Climate changes imposed differential impacts on Bangladesh in the form of sea level rise, extreme events, and variability, which has enormous economic, environmental and social cost
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Year: 2016
The Himalayan mountain forest ecosystem has been degrading since the British ruled the area in the 1850s
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Year: 2016
We studied vegetation attributes in Indian tropical moist deciduous unmanaged forests to determine the influence of forest disturbances on them
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Year: 2016
Species diversity and density of trees were assessed in four 1-ha plots (at 457–925 m in elevation) in the Eastern Ghats of the Andhra Pradesh region comprising mostly of tropical deciduous forests based on a census of all trees with girth at breast height = 15cm
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Year: 2016
This book highlights 25 highly commercial and high-value NTFPs, their traditional knowledge and use, trade, cultivation and value addition, and government policy on collection and trade
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Year: 2016
The Himalayan mountain forest ecosystem has been degrading since the British ruled the area in the 1850s
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Year: 2016
Potential trade-offs between providing sufficient food for a growing human population in the future and sustaining ecosystems and their services are driven by various biophysical and socio-economic parameters at different scales
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Year: 2016
Anthropogenic activities are substantially changing coastal wetland ecosystems globally
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Year: 2016
Summary Ownership of assets is important for poverty reduction, and women’s control of assets is associated with positive development outcomes at the household and individual levels
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Year: 2016
For many countries in the world, especially developing countries, the agricultural sector contributes low income to the country
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Year: 2016
Payments for ecosystem services (PES) is a trending topic in environmental resource management
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Year: 2016
The Mountain Forestry Symposium was held in Dehradun, India, from 18 to 22 January 2015
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Year: 2016
The Kangchenjunga landscape, a transboundary complex shared by Bhutan, India, and Nepal, is one of the biologically richest regions in the Eastern Himalayas
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Year: 2016
Biomass plays a vital role in the energy supply of many developing countries
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Year: 2016
We propose a simple, spatially invariant and probabilistic year-round Empirical Standardized Soil Moisture Index (ESSMI) that is designed to classify soil moisture anomalies from harmonized multi-satellite surface data into categories of agricultural drought intensity
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Year: 2016
Extensive forest changes have occurred in monsoon Asia, substantially affecting climate, carbon cycle and biodiversity
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Year: 2007
This report attempts to introduce a prototype scoring system for the ecological status of rivers in India and illustrate it through the applications in several major river basins
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Year: 2007
In the face of growing water stress and increasing concerns over the sustainability of water use, Tanzania has, in common with many other countries in Africa, focused largely on the development of more integrated catchment-wide approaches to water management
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Year: 2008
In 4 out of 5 cities in developing countries, wastewater is used to cultivate perishable crops for urban markets
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Year: 2010
In many places, growing population, in conjunction with efforts to increase food security, is escalating pressure to expand agriculture within wetlands
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Year: 2013
More than 1 million hectares of urban land in India could be irrigated for crops if wastewater was made safe for use
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Year: 2012
One of the key environmental problems facing South Asia is a layer of air pollution, known as the Atmospheric Brown Cloud that covers large parts of the region
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Year: 2014
In Nepal, as in many developing countries, concerns are increasing about the negative impact of climate change on agricultural yields and food security
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Year: 2015
Community Forests in Nepal can be utilized to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD)
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Year: 2015
Policy makers in India need to pay careful attention to the potential impacts of climate change on food production
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