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INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME ON RESEARCH AND TRAINING ON SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF MOUNTAIN AREAS

Course 2009:  Developing economic opportunities for mountain areas

Objectives

The overall purpose of the second summer IPROMO course was to provide professionals working on mountain development related areas with an overview of traditional and innovative tools for promoting the sustainability of mountain economy and improving the livelihood of mountain communities. 
The first week of the course provided an overview of the key issues to be considered for enabling a sound development of mountain economic activities; it included lectures and case studies on governance, policy and laws, value chain approaches, etc. Three separate topics were topics of the second week: 1) mountain eco-tourism; 2) mountain agriculture; 3) mountain forestry. 

Structure and venue

The course was held from the 17 July to 1 August 2009 with 15 days of full immersion learning. It included lectures, practice, labs, and field trips. The lectures were held in research institutes in Monte Rosa and in Grugliasco (Piedmont region of Italy). Field activities were held in the Alta Valsesia Natural Park, Monte Avic Natural Park and the Montmars Natural Reserve.

Lecturers  included university professors, UN officers and professionals from different parts of the world.Click here for the schedule of the course

Basic information

Organisers:

Scientific Director: Prof. Ermanno Zanini - DI.VA.P.R.A. Faculty of Agriculture - University of Torino, Italy. 
Mountain Partnership Secretariat: Rosalaura Romeo, FAO, Rome. 

Official language for course: English 

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