The Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) has launched an education database to assist members and students find courses and degree programmes on mountain issues offered by universities around the world. The Mountain Education Database will help users to discover courses in their subject area of interest and compare them to courses...
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The Museo Nazionale della Montagna of Turin, Italy and the Musée Alpin of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France are building a digital database of their combined cultural assets to be made available to the rest of the world. The “iAlp: Interactive Alpine Museums” project, initiated within the framework of the Mountain...
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An initiative to promote mountain products and empower small-holder mountain producers in developing countries was presented at the international Slow Food Forum "Terra Madre Salone del Gusto" in Turin, Italy on Saturday, 24 September. During the session "Living in the Mountains", mountain producers, Mountain Partnership (MP) members from Bolivia,...
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The title of ‘Best exporter of Batken Region’ has been awarded to Mountain Partnership member Alysh Dan, a farmer cooperative located in the mountain village of Kara-bek, Batken Region, Kyrgyzstan. Alysh Dan won this title by participating in the national competition ‘Best exporters of 2016’ organized by the...
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The Mountain Partnership Secretariat is pleased to announce the call for applications for the tenth International Programme on Research and Training on Sustainable Management of Mountain Areas, or IPROMO, as the training programme on sustainable mountain development is better known. Jointly organized by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat at the Food...
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The Economic and Financial Committee (Second Committee) of the United Nations General Assembly adopted the new resolution on sustainable mountain development on 18 November 2016. The resolution, which was submitted to the Second Committee by 46 States, discusses the economic, social and environmental statuses of mountains and calls for sustainable...
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28.03.2017

Costa Rica celebrates mountain cultures

Costa Rica celebrates mountain cultures

International Mountain Day 2016 was celebrated at national level in Costa Rica last December with a forum held at the Ministry of Environment and Energy in San José, Costa Rica. Representatives from several national institutions and organizations participated in the event, giving presentations on the 2016 theme, “Mountain Cultures: celebrating...

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24.03.2017

Italian mountain products survive earthquakes

Italian mountain products survive earthquakes

In Italy, recession and limited GDP growth have prevailed during the last decade, and in the Apennine Mountains, incomes are particularly low. In addition, recent earthquakes have reduced tourism. Historians state that the Apennine Mountains, running the length of Italy, have shaped the economy and history of Italy...

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