Member Publications

Sustainable value chains for sustainable food systems

Sustainable value chains for sustainable food systems
09.02.2017

The joint FAO/UNEP workshop on Sustainable Value Chains for Sustainable Food Systems was organized by the Sustainable Food Systems Programme and held on 8–9 June 2016 at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. This report details the workshop and contains a paper about the Mountain Partnership Products Initiative, contributed by the Mountain Partnership...

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African Mountains Status Report

African Mountains Status Report
20.02.2015

African Mountains Status Report provides an overview of the status, trends and threats facing mountain environments and communities. The 36-page report, produced by Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) with financial support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), comprises five chapters, infographics, case studies...

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Peru: Mountain Country - Facing the Challenges of Climate Change

Peru: Mountain Country - Facing the Challenges of Climate Change
19.02.2015

Climate change, especially visible in mountain ecosystems, is causing glaciers to disappear at an alarming rate, threatening millions of lives dependent on freshwater resources originating from the mountains in Peru.

A bilingual publication titled Peru: Mountain Country / Facing the Challenges of Climate Change, written in English and Spanish, provides testimonies and...

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Forests and Water: International Momentum and Action

Forests and Water: International Momentum and Action
21.03.2013

Forests play a crucial role in the hydrological cycle. A key challenge faced by land, forest and water managers is to maximize the wide range of forest benefits without detriment to water resources and ecosystem function. With partners, FAO is working to develop a comprehensive and practical international forests and...

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Memoria del taller de Crianza del agua

Memoria del taller de Crianza del agua
01.03.2013

The National Secretariat for Risk Management, the Ministry of Environment Ecuador, and the United Nations Program for Development supported this initiative to recover ancestral knowledge about adaptation strategies used in Download »

Teaching Resource Kit for Mountain Countries (UNESCO)

Teaching Resource Kit for Mountain Countries (UNESCO)
28.01.2013

This environmental education kit for mountain countries is intended for secondary (and late primary) school teachers and their pupils.

Prepared by UNESCO’s Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences under its Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, the kit offers a creative approach to environmental education and is designed to...

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Why invest in sustainable mountain development? (FAO)

Why invest in sustainable mountain development? (FAO)
16.11.2012

Mountains cover approximately on-quarter of the word's surface and are home to 12 percent of the human population. By providing freshwater and other key environmental services to more than half of humanity, mountain ecosystem play a crucial role in the development of the planet and contribute significantly to the well-being...

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FAO's Current Engagement in Sustainable Mountain Development (FAO)

01.10.2012

Mountain ecosystems and watersheds are essential for long-term sustainable global development and poverty alleviation and can make an important contribution to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Freshwater, rich biodiversity, and other natural resources provided by mountains are vital for the livelihood of billions of people. However, recent environmental, economic, and...

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Producción orgánica de cultivos andinos (FAO)

01.10.2012
Este manual es el producto de la sistematización de los saberes ancestrales que aún se practican en el área de la Unión de Organizaciones Campesinas del Norte de Cotopaxi (Ecuador) y de la revisión de otros valiosos trabajos realizados en los Andes ecuatorianos, donde la FAO, contando con...
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