All Posts by Dan Donaghue

Climate Change Threatens ‘Himalayan Viagra’ Fungus and a Way of Life

A valuable fungus, prized as a reputed aphrodisiac, is disappearing due to warming temperatures, reports Climate Home. Valuable fungus, prized as a reputed aphrodisiac, is disappearing due to warming temperatures. Harvesting the Cordyceps sinensis fungus, called ‘yarsha gumba’ in Nepal, provides a livilihood for Himalayan dwellers.   To read further, please follow the following

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Global Food and Security Strategy Launched in Nepal

The United States today launched the Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS) in Nepal. Aimed at partnering with Nepal for food security, nutrition and prosperity, GFSS is the US government’s global hunger and food security initiative. To read further, please follow the link below: https://thehimalayantimes.com/business/global-food-security-strategy-launched-nepal/

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Nepal’s Musicians Re-tune to Tradition

Nepal’s musical heritage is enjoying a revival as young musicians fuse the sounds of traditional instruments once at risk of disappearing, with lyrics that examine the modern challenges facing the country. The Himalayan country has a rich folk tradition, but its unusual traditional instruments — which include a leaf from

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‘Good quality’ Nepali Tea Spoils Darjeeling’s Party

Grown on similar Himalayan terrain and climate across the border in Nepal, the tea made its way into Bengal’s cuppa during the 104-day strike Gorkhaland strike that hit production in Darjeeling. To read further, please click on the link below: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/good-quality-nepal-tea-spoils-darjeeling-s-party/story-rfs4sJsPVy9NMzrfCKSAMK.html

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Nepal Invests in New Irrigation Technologies

Water sources are drying up in parts of the Himalayas and people are forced to look elsewhere for places to live and work. But new technology in irrigation might help people stay in their homes. To read further, please click on the link below: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/11/nepal-invests-irrigation-technologies-171117113156245.html

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‘My dream is coming true’: the Nepalese woman who rose from slavery to politics.

Sita Chhaudry was sold as a slave at 10 years old. Starved, beaten and denied an education, she has since been elected to local government – and is determined to fight poverty and human rights abuses. To read further, please click on the link below: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/oct/18/i-lived-in-fear-nepalese-official-sold-as-a-slave-at-10-years-old-domestic-worker

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