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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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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Encarnación and Maria Rodríguez have owned and operated “Finca Orgánica Maria y Chon”, their small family farm in the Santa Fe mountains of Panama, for more than 40 years. They have one hectare of farmland in which they grow a variety of plants, including Arabica coffee. Tourists come to visit their...
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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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15.09.2020

GROW Summer School 2020 begins online

GROW Summer School 2020 begins online

The third annual Summer School “GROW - Agrobiodiversity in a Changing Climate” opens online with 30 participants attending from 18 countries. The two-week course equips practitioners with the necessary tools, knowledge and understanding to enhance productivity and improve marketing strategies in sustainable and resilient agricultural systems.

The 2020 GROW course focuses...

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11.09.2020

Raising environmental awareness through art in the Andean Chocó

Raising environmental awareness through art in the Andean Chocó

Can artistic expressions such as music help generate greater environmental awareness and add to ongoing scientific efforts? Can art motivate subjects to change their habits and thus provoke concrete actions towards adaptation to climate change? To explore these questions, in 2019, the Andean Forest Program, InConcerto and Radio COCOA undertook...

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