Agroforestry in mountain areas of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region by Jeannette D. Gurung

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StatementJeannette Denholm.
SeriesICIMOD occasional paper ;, no. 17
ContributionsInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 94/62666 (H)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination42 p.
Number of Pages42
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1254509M
ISBN 109291150010
LC Control Number94904483

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Buy Agroforestry in mountain areas of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region (ICIMOD occasional paper) on FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders. About Hindu Kush-Himalayan region: The Hindu Kush-Himalayan region spans an area of more than million square kilometres in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.

The region stores more snow and ice than anywhere else in the world outside the polar regions, giving its name: ’The Third Pole‘. This book describes the myriad components of the Hindu Kush-Himalaya (HKH) region. The contributors elaborate on challenges, failures, and successes in efforts to conserve the HKH, its indigenous plants and animals, and the watershed that runs from the very roof of the planet via world-rivers to marine estuaries, supporting a human population of some two billion people.

Agroforestry in mountain areas of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region By J. Denholm and Kathmandu (Nepal) International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.

This open access book provides a comprehensive assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya region, on social, economic and environmental level. It presents leading knowledge on sustainable mountain development and policy solutions to safeguard the environment and advance people’s well-being.

This open access volume is the first comprehensive assessment of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. It comprises important scientific research on the social, economic, and environmental pillars of sustainable mountain development and will serve as a basis for evidence-based decision-making to safeguard the environment and advance people’s well-being.

of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, cover nearly 60% of the geographical area, and provide numerous goods and services directly to the local pastoral societies and indirectly to millions of other. The rangelands interface with other ecosystems such as forests and wetlands to.

The article, “ >For a tree on every field boundary” (Oct. 16), sheds light on the importance of tree-based farming in mitigating greenhouse. It is a part of a wider initiative investigating how gender has influenced climate change adaptation throughout the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, conducted by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), which includes Nepal, Pakistan and India.

Introduction. The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, which is sometimes referred to as the world's Third Pole, has a significant impact on Asian climate and even on global atmospheric circulation due to its great mountain systems and large area of permanent ice cover (Qiu,Yanai and Li,Yao et al., a).In addition, the HKH region is also the source of ten major river systems Cited by: Hindu Kush, great mountain system of Central Asia.

Broadly defined, it is some miles ( km) long and as wide as miles ( km). The Hindu Kush is one of the great watersheds of Central Asia, forming part of the vast Alpine zone that stretches across Eurasia from east to west.

It runs. This HKH area and Tien Shan mountains together form the largest area of permanent ice cover outside of the North and South Poles (hence, the occasional reference to the HKH as the “Third Pole”) and is home to four global biodiversity hotspots, important bird areas (Chettri et al.

), and hundreds of mountain peaks over 6, m. The region provides ecosystem services (e.g., water, Cited by: 4. The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region encompassing more than million km 2 area includes areas of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan, as well as comprises of many of the Earth's highest mountains and most extensive basins, including the Tianshan Mountains, Himalayas, Pamir, Hengduan Mountains, and Cited by:   This assessment report establishes the value of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) for the million hill and mountain people across the eight countries sharing the region, for the billion.

Mountain agriculture. Farming systems. Mountain agriculture, like other forms of agriculture, is part of a holistic farming system. In the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, which is primarily agrarian and where ICIMOD is mandated to work, agriculture practices are.

All content in this area was uploaded by Sunita Ranabhat on • Understand the mountain agroforestry system and its role in part of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region and has. The Hindu Kush Himalayan region: Overview Local Solutions for Sustainable Mountain Development in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region Van Panchayats or community-managed forestry, Uttarakhand, India SUDEMAA Sustainable Development of Mountain Areas of Asia TPE Third Pole EnvironmentFile Size: 3MB.

Now, a new study on ice thickness of glaciers has estimated that glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayas might contain 27 per cent less ice than previously suggested.

Not just this, the region is expected to lose half of its present-day glacier area by and not when calculations are made based on the new thickness estimates. Bymountain temperatures across the region are projected to increase beyond 2 °C on average, and more at higher elevations.

Mountain communities—especially remote ones—are more vulnerable to climate change impacts than non-mountain areas (established but incomplete). The high mountains are poorly served by life-saving and livelihood-supporting by: 4. Securing sustainable livelihoods in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas: directions for future research, development, and cooperation Pema Gyamtsho, Anupa Lamichhane International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Jan 1, - Business & Economics - pages.

The HKH region — part of the Third Pole due to its largest permanent snow cover after the North and South poles — sustains the livelihoods of million people living in the mountains and hills. It also houses the origin of 10 river basins that include the Ganga, Brahmaputra and the Mekong.

Only about kilometres ( mi) of the Hindu Kush system is called the Hindu Kush mountains. The rest of the system consists of numerous smaller mountain ranges. Rivers that flow from the mountain system include the Helmand River, the Hari River and the Kabul River, watersheds for the Sistan nates: 36°14′45″N 71°50′38″E / °N.

Using the Hindu Kush Himalayan region as an example, this article seeks to increase understanding of the interlinkages in the water, energy, and food nexus, explains why it is important to.

Most of the poor people in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region live in flood- or drought-prone areas. And most of them are dependent on agriculture and the environment for their : M I Khan. Changing climate and hydrology in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region explains the latest scientific findings on the impact of climate change on water resources and river flow in the Hindu.

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Increased transboundary cooperation was needed to transform mountain forestry in Hindu Kush Himalayan region, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, who addressed the inaugural session of the fAuthor: Kavita Upadhyay. Water insecurity rising in Hindu Kush Himalayan region: Study.

The study covering 13 towns across four countries - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan shows that the interlinkages of water availability, water supply systems, rapid urbanisation, and consequent increase in water demand (both daily and seasonal) are leading to increasing water insecurity in towns in the HKH region.

Water insecurity rising in Hindu Kush Himalayan region: Study The study covering 13 towns across four countries - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan shows that the interlinkages of water availability, water supply systems, rapid urbanisation, and consequent increase in water demand (both daily and seasonal) are leading to increasing water.

Setting. This ecoregion covers an area of 83, km 2 (32, sq mi) and constitutes a band of temperate broadleaf forests lying on steep mountain slopes of the Himalayas between approximately 2, and 3, m (6, and 9, ft). It extends from the Kali Gandaki River in Nepal across Sikkim and West Bengal in India, Bhutan, and the Indian state of Arunachal : Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests.

Chapter 2 Climate Change and its Impacts in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas: An Introduction Chapter 3 Assessing the Hydrological Impacts of Climate Change on the Amu Darya River, Afghanistan Chapter 4 Technocratic Approaches and Community Contexts: Viewpoints of Those Most at Risk from Environmental Disasters in Mountain Areas, Northern Pakistan.

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The Himalayan Forest The Himalayas, known as the “abode of snow” in Sanskrit, span portions of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet. Parallel mountain ranges spread continuously for 1, miles (2, km), while the total area covered by the Himalayas issquare miles (, square km).

Hindu Kush - Hindu Kush - Geology: In many of its features, the Hindu Kush resembles its eastern neighbour, the Karakoram Range, which extends westward from Tibet into Pakistan. Indeed, some authorities consider the Hindu Kush a continuation of the Karakoram.

Both ranges are products of the collision of the Indian and Eurasian continental plates beginning about 50 million years ago. Achetez et téléchargez ebook The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People (English Edition): Boutique Kindle - Environmental Science: Hindu Kush (hĭn`do͞o ko͝osh), a high mountain system, extending c mi ( km) W from the Pamir Knot, N Pakistan, into NE Afghanistan; rising to 25, ft (7, m) in Tirich Mir, on the border of Afghanistan and ted and receiving heavy snowfall, the mountains have permanently snow-covered peaks and little vegetation.

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Approximately million people live in the Hindu Kush–Himalaya region. Although poverty levels in this region are high, there is a lack of cohesive information on the socioeconomic status of its populations that would enable decision-makers to understand different manifestations of poverty and design effective poverty alleviation programs.

Hence, the International Centre for Integrated Cited by: 8.The area studied, known as the Hindu Kush Himalayan region, extends across eight countries, from Afghanistan in the west to Myanmar in the east. More than billion people depend on water from trickling down from the freshwater reserves there.

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