This year’s theme for International Mountain Day (IMD) 2020 is protecting mountain biodiversity. The year 2020 has been widely termed the “Super Year of Biodiversity”, what the United Nations Environment Programme calls, “a make or break year in which key international meetings will set the tone and agenda for...
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The Mountain Partnership Products (MPP) Initiative has been selected as one of 25 Best Practices out of 1 175 from around the world to be spotlighted at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Global Best Practice Programme. The platform showcases projects that have provided tangible solutions to the world’s biggest...
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The entire world is impacted by COVID-19, including communities in mountains. Mountain Partnership members are stepping up to cope with the pandemic in mountain areas and build solidarity from the world’s peaks. The Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO) in Portugal has devoted its time, efforts, resources and...
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The Mountain Partnership and the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment have launched the “Tales of Mountain Biodiversity” initiative. The proposal calls for mountain lovers worldwide to submit stories of biodiversity in their mountains. Mountains, as diverse as they are, share one characteristic: they host a spectacular diversity of...
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27.05.2020

Women’s livelihoods blossom with the help of chamomile tea

 Women’s livelihoods blossom with the help of chamomile tea

On Thursday, 21 May, the world commemorated International Tea Day to celebrate the world’s most consumed drink, after water. People have been drinking tea for at least 5 000 years, but for smallholder women farmers in Malla Satinaugaon, India, producing chamomile tea is an innovative new means of sustaining their...

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25.05.2020

Mountain Partnership’s CHINAR speaks at World Bee Day event

Mountain Partnership’s CHINAR speaks at World Bee Day event

The precious role of bees and beekeeping for livelihoods in mountains such as the Himalayas was outlined at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation’s (FAO) high-level World Bee Day event on 20 May 2020.

FAO Director-General Qu Dongyu opened the celebrations, highlighting the...

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