|ICIMOD promotes the replication and dissemination of innovative, low-cost, local resource-based, productive options and appropriate technologies for the sustainable development of mountain areas. Best practices and appropriate technologies are management and cultural practices that allow people to get the most beneficial use out of the land and other available natural resources in a sustainable manner.
Following are some action-oriented research-cum-dissemination/ training activities which have had various technological successes in the often harsh and marginal environments of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region and beyond. Some are in the testing and demonstration phase and others are already a part of ICIMOD's programmes. Spreading awareness about these experiences has been a key achievement of ICIMOD.