Australia was quick to launch a COVID-19 response strategy in the context of international development. Two ministers – Marise Payne, Foreign Affairs and Women, [...]Read more Australia’s COVID-19 Response Strategy in International Development Cooperation
This editorial, co-authored by IFSD’s senior advisor Dr Jagadish Timsina, highlights key messages from a selection of carefully chosen articles about soil and its role in [...]Read more Agricultural Systems editors’ picks for World Soil Day 2020
IFSD has recently published a paper on urban water security in South Asia in collaboration with Southasia Institute for Advanced Studies (SIAS). This paper symbolises a new [...]Read more How South Asian towns can be resilient in the face of water insecurity
By Dr Hemant Ojha In a paper recently published by One Earth, I have presented the case for a new and engaged Himalayan sustainability Science. The Himalayan region is facing [...]Read more Tackling the Himalayan crisis requires engaged sustainability science
The governance of environmental resources holds the key to the future of sustainable development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Four key conclusions include: 1. [...]Read more IFSD Contributes to Himalayan Assessment led by ICIMOD
More than 80% of global agriculture is rainfed. In India’s 67% of 143 million hectares of net cultivated area is rainfed, with over 90% of grains and pulses being produced [...]Read more Ensuring soil heath and cropping systems sustainability in India
IPCC Working Group II Meeting in Kathmandu: Will the flood outside the meeting hall influence the Report pages inside?
By Dr Hemant Ojha In July 2019, IPCC Working Group II met in Nepal, hosted by the government of Nepal and International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). [...]Read more IPCC Working Group II Meeting in Kathmandu: Will the flood outside the meeting hall influence the Report pages inside?
By Dr Hemant R Ojha When Maoists rebellion was attacking all aspects of state and society in the decadal war the sparked in 1996, community forestry (CF) was one of the [...]Read more How Can Nepal’s Community Forestry be Adapted to New Federal System?
Dr Binod Chapagain As data shows, 70% of cocoa comes from West Africa alone, and cocoa grown in the Ivory Coast makes up 43% of the total world cocoa and 60% of the country’s [...]Read more Strengthening social responsibility in transnational trade (‘S’ factor in ESG)
Major political battle is over, and economic journey begins Currently there is a hot political debate on whether Nepal can sustain new federalism. The debate mainly [...]Read more Entrepreneurship is the Key to Nepal’s Prosperity