Monthly Archives: January 2010

Mahua Trees in Allahabad, India

The Himalayan Institute campus in Allahabad, India has been used to test different techniques and crops for the Energy Farming program since 2006 when the first pongamia trees were planted on its land. The most recent addition to the Allahabad campus is the Mahua tree (Madhuca longifolia). Widely found throughout North India, Mahua is a [...]

January 21st, 2010|Energy Farming, India|

Himalayan Institute Mexico Takes Off

Breakfast with the mayor of Jonotla. In December 2009, Humanitarian Projects Manager Jeff Abella and Project Coordinator Cheryl Malkoun traveled to Mexico and secured office space in metropolitan Puebla and farmland in the rural mountain town of Jonotla. This trip was a culmination of two years’ worth of scouting trips and meetings with [...]

January 12th, 2010|Mexico|

2009 Major Activities and Timeline

For the Himalayan Institute Humanitarian Initiatives, 2009 was an exciting and very busy year. Here is a timeline of major events: HI Cameroon Himalayan Institute Cameroon HI Tibetan Settlements Himalayan Institute & Tibetan Partnership HI India Himalayan Institute India HI Mexico Himalayan Institute Mexico January HI Tibetan Settlements An in-depth planning trip is made to [...]

January 4th, 2010|Cameroon, India, Mexico, Tibetan Settlements|