Group meeting
Group meeting Photo: Poul Wisborg
The collaboration between the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) was established in 1997 after AKRSP expressed their need to increase their capacity in conducting research and UMB saw an opportunity for its staff and students to gain experience and improve skills in carrying out applied research.

The collaboration is organised around the project: “High Altitude Integrated Natural Resource Management” in the Northern Areas of Pakistan. The interdisciplinary nature of the project requested that researchers with different academic backgrounds collaborate and discuss their findings to understand the challenges in the project area in a holistic way.


The project focuses on these topics:

• Forestry
• Agriculture
• Animal husbandry
• Gender Issues
• Institutions
• Information and documentation

This website presents activities, findings and further questions and challenges we met during the collaboration. Many people have been involved in this project and the results are therefore presented in different ways and formats; from scientific articles to field reports, and from workshop presentations to Master's and Phd theses.


Irrigated land in Northern Pakistan
Irrigated land in Northern Pakistan Photo: J. Teurlings

Published 14. December 2007 - 11:00 - Updated 3. July 2014 - 11:19


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