The first Summer School on Agrobiodiversity in a Changing Climate ended this week. Held at FAO in Rome, Italy, the course hosted high profile speakers from NaturaSi, IFOAM Organics International and Slow Food and looked at ways to enhance productivity and improve marketing strategies in sustainable and resilient agricultural systems. “We know that...
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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a #MountainsMatter Photo Contest in celebration of International Mountain Day that is observed every year on 11 December 2018. Participants from around the world are encouraged to submit photos showing why mountains matter to them. Approximately 13 percent of the world’s population...
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The fourth World Mountain Forum (WMF 2018) took place from 23-26 October 2018, in Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic. Approximately 300 participants attended the meeting, which addressed the overarching theme, ‘Mountains in a Changing World: Strengthening Partnerships and Pathways Towards a Thriving Mountain Future.’ WMF 2018 was co-organized by the
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The first course of “The Swat Project,” took place last month, where instructors of Mountain Wilderness International (Asian Desk) went to Pakistan to run an eco-compatible mountaineering course for young locals of the mountainous Swat region. The course was the first stage of what is known as “The...
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Mountain agriculture and how the promotion of mountain products can improve the lives of the mountain communities was discussed at the conference “Mountain producers: preserving tradition, promoting innovation”, held at Terra Madre in Turin, Italy on 21 September Speakers included Paolo Croce, Secretary General of  Slow Food International, Grammenos Mastrojeni,...
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“#MountainsMatter” is the theme chosen for this year’s celebration of International Mountain Day (IMD) on 11 December 2018. Even though they are mentioned in the 2030 Agenda, mountains are still often forgotten. Considering the crucial role they play in providing key ecosystem goods and services to the planet and their...
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15.11.2018

Workshop on mountain transboundary cooperation

Workshop on mountain transboundary cooperation

Mountain transboundary cooperation was the topic of a one-day expert workshop organized by the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, on 9 November 2018.

The seminar was attended by approximately 120 participants from EU Institutions, interregional programmes, international organizations and representatives of...

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14.11.2018

Highlighting indigenous mountain food systems

Highlighting indigenous mountain food systems

Discussing what is needed to maintain indigenous food systems in mountain areas was the primary focus of a session held during the High-Level Expert Seminar on Indigenous Food Systems. The seminar was hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy from 7-9 November 2018.

 The Mountain Partnership Secretariat Coordinator,...

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