“There emerges from (bees’) bellies a drink, varying in colors, in which there is healing for people” (The Qur’an, 16:69).  Beekeeper Damira Kampabekova shares this passage from the Qur’an. It shows the spiritual importance she attributes to her work of producing honey. Kyrgyzstan, a Muslim-majority country, is world-renowned for its prized...
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New agreement promotes fair-trade of unique, organic products and conserves biodiversity EcorNaturaSí and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, hosted by FAO, today joined forces to better the lives of people living in rural areas and fragile ecosystems, such as mountains, forests and islands, and develop more inclusive food and agriculture systems. The...
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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 theme of the International Mountain Day 2020 photo contest launched by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat on 6 October is mountain biodiversity. Did you know that about half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots are found in mountains? Mountains are home to an extraordinary range of plants and animals, from endangered mountain...
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24.11.2020

New Director General at ICIMOD

New Director General at ICIMOD

The newly appointed Director General of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Dr Pema Gyamtsho, has taken up his role, beginning his tenure as part of a major Ministerial Mountain Summit held on 15 October.

Dr Gyamtsho is the first Director General of ICIMOD who hails from the...

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23.11.2020

Transforming communities in the highlands of Viet Nam

Transforming communities in the highlands of Viet Nam

When we think of mountains, we think of adventure, natural beauty, a pleasant climate and peace. Its only when we dig deeper, we begin to understand the lived realities and challenges that the communities here navigate on a day-to-day basis to survive in such harsh regions

Ms Lo Thi Trang, a...

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