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Highlighting sustainable food systems in mountains for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021

26.04.2021

As a contribution to the discussion on sustainable food systems in mountains in the lead up to the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, an info sheet has been developed by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat and Theresa Tribaldos, Centre for Development and Environment.

Mountain agriculture and food production sustain the livelihoods of 1.1 billion people living in the mountains and those of a much larger number of people in the lowlands that depend on healthy mountain ecosystems for freshwater and for the conservation of key plant and animal biological diversity.

Worldwide, more than 80 percent of all food is produced by small-scale farmers. Small-scale farmers and pastoralists are predominant in mountain regions, where generally harsh weather and limiting topographical conditions prevail. Progress towards sustainable food systems cannot happen without improving the situation of small-scale mountain farmers worldwide.

Author Co-authored by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat and Theresa Tribaldos, Centre for Development and Environment
Publication year 2021
Language English

Themes: AgricultureBiodiversityClimate changeFood securityGenderGreen economyIndigenous PeopleMountain productsTraditional knowledgeWater

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