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Report
Securing a Future for the World’s Threatened Trees - A Global Challenge

The State of the World’s Trees, published in September 2021, shares the results of the Global Tree Assessment (GTA) - the first conservation assessment of all of the world’s trees. The results tell us that 30% of all tree species - more than 17,500 species - are threatened with extinction....
2021 - Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)

Case study
Bringing cultures together on the farms and mountains of Viet Nam

Cooperatives are boosting farming, incomes and community spirit
Ma Thi Ninh thought farming would be relatively easy. The Yen Duong area of Viet Nam where she lives has excellent, arable land and offers many sought-after products, including organic sticky rice, seasonal vegetables and bamboo used for traditional handicraft products. But once she started to farm and trade in...
2021 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Blog article
The European Rural Observatory must support the analysis of post-COVID-19 ruralisation trends argues Euromontana

How to encourage generation renewal, young people to stay, newcomers to settle? Which barriers do they face and how policies can help to overcome them? These were the questions raised during the conference of the Horizon 2020 project Ruralization on 8th and 9th November 2021, where Blandine Camus, Communication and Policy Officer,...
2021 - EUROMONTANA

Blog article
Rural proofing from global to national in Spain

In Spain, the G100 Rural Proofing project aims to develop a Spanish model for rural proofing. The G100 initiative is led by the social economy NGO El Hueco and is supported by the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and the region of Navarra.  The impact of legislation on rural areas has been analysed for...
2021 - Euromontana: the European Association for Mountain Areas

Report
Overview of sustainable practices for the management of mountain grasslands in Europe

This report, elaborated in the frame of EU-funded LIFE project OREKA MENDIAN (2016-2022), focuses on how human activities can support sustainable management of mountain grasslands in Europe. Today, more than 75% of the grassland area in the EU-28 is considered to have an unfavourable conservation status. The widely negative picture of...
European Union
2021 - OREKA MENDIAN

Blog article
How to support mountain agriculture during the COVID-19 crisis? Get inspired by some initiatives

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, farmers face various issues to continue feeding people but also to find alternative distribution channels for their products. With the closure of markets in many countries and the shift of consumer demand to certain types of products, such as flour and eggs, different...
2020 - Euromontana

Blog article
The European Green Deal – mountain communities can make a big difference claims the CoR

In February 2020, during the first plenary session of the recently renewed European Committee of the Regions (CoR) members adopted the opinion “Towards sustainable neighborhoods and small communities – Environment policy below municipal level” by rapporteur Gaetano Armao (IT/EPP). Euromontana is pleased to see that the rapporteur integrated its suggestions...
European Union
2020 - Euromontana

Journal article
Rice diversity and farmers’ preferences for varietal attributes in Myanmar

Myanmar falls within the center of the genetic diversity of many economically important crops, including wild and cultivated rice (Oryza sativa L.). However, the majority of the genetic resources of Myanmar, particularly local varieties, and their distribution remain poorly understood. The present study was conducted to investigate the on-farm varietal diversity...
Myanmar
2020 - Czech University of Life Sciences Prague

E-learning
Pastoralism and Uncertainty - online course

Introduces key debates and concepts about pastoralism, and explores the varying ways that pastoralists respond to uncertainty around the world. Based on the work of the PASTRES programme, the course is aimed at students, practitioners and policy-makers. It is divided into 13 parts with a lecture, suggested readings and questions in...
2020 - Institute of Development Studies

Blog article
How to demonstrate solidarity in mountain areas during the COVID-19 crisis? Get inspired by some initiatives

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, mountain communities face unprecedented challenges due to the lockdown and isolation. The situation brings social difficulties for people, even more those living in remote areas, and financial ones for rural businesses affected by the closure. This item of news aims at sharing experiences and inspiring...
2020 - Euromontana

Blog article
Cafés especiais do Brasil terão proteção na UE contra imitação

A equipe do Mapa conversou com produtores de Mantiqueira de Minas e Alta Mogiana, que produzem cafés que serão protegidos no mercado europeu por causa do acordo Mercosul-UE.
Mantiqueira de Minas (MG) é conhecida pelo clima de montanha e as estâncias hidrominerais, cujas águas são terapêuticas. Na região, é produzido também um dos cafés mais conceituados do país. Com as lavouras nas áreas montanhosas, sem mecanização, o café da Mantiqueira de Minas ganhou notoriedade nacional e internacional. Em maio...
Brazil
2020 - Ministério da Agricultura, Pecuária e Abastecimento (MAPA)

Blog article
Cafeicultura se reinventa para conquistar novas gerações

Ameaçado pela queda do consumo até os anos 80, o setor investiu em inovação, do campo ao varejo, para abranger novos paladares
O cafeicultura brasileira vem se reiventando nas últimas décadas, a partir de iniciativas de empreededores como Hugo Wolff, que hoje se multiplicam pelo Brasil, e os investimentos feitos por produtores, indústrias e cafeterias para levar aos consumidores grãos de qualidae superior e várias opções para saborear um bom café, seja...
Brazil
2020 - GLOBO RURAL

Report
BOND's Youth Forum

The vision of the new generation of farmers for the future of farming in Europe
In order to address the root causes that are aggravating the multiple social, economic, health and climate crises that our society is facing due to unsustainable, unjust and unhealthy farming and food systems, the voice of young farmers needs to be put forward in the process of shaping public policies....
2020 - The BOND Project

Event
A European Rural Agenda is urgently needed for rural areas after COVID crisis

Rural and intermediate areas account for 88% of the EU’s territory, are home to 55% of its population, generate 43% of its gross value added and host 56% of its jobs. Rural development is therefore extremely important and a vital tool for achieving the territorial cohesion objective enshrined in the...
European Union
2020 - Euromontana

Case study
Local benefits for farmers in Tarnava Mare Natura2000 site

Agriculture in the mountains differs from the lowlands and has some inherent constraints due to geographical isolation, a low levels of infrastructure development, difficult climatic conditions and fragile ecosystems making agricultural production, marketing and development more difficult. Agriculture and forestry are the most traditional \ work sectors in the Carpathians, shaping...
Romania
2020 - ADEPT Foundation

Report
Towards a Long-Term Vision for Mountains’ Rural Areas

The European Commission is expected to publish its communication on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas during the first semester 2021. The Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas is coordinated by Vice-President Dubravka Šuica, European Commissioner for Democracy & Demography. Janusz Wojciechowski, EU Commissioner for Agriculture, and Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for...
European Union
2020 - Euromontana: the European Association for Mountain Areas

Blog article
Cafés da agricultura familiar se diferenciam pela qualidade, diversidade e sustentabilidade

A cultura do café na Bahia vem ganhando, cada vez mais, lugar de destaque no país, com a qualidade dos grãos, especialmente os produzidos por agricultores e agricultoras familiares, em Territórios de Identidade como o da Chapada Diamantina e do Sudoeste Baiano. Os cafés atraem consumidores de diversas partes do...
Brazil
2020 - Easycoop

Blog article
Giving life to Slovenian grasslands

Biodiversity decline in agricultural landscapes has been problematic for decades in Slovenia, and extensive grasslands are one of the most threatened habitats in the country. The LIFE project “Conservation and Management of Dry Grasslands in Eastern Slovenia” (also known as ‘LIFE to grasslands’) addresses biodiversity conservation in agricultural environments.
European Union
2020 - Euromontana

Magazine article
Aproximación a un indicador para estimar la magnitud del esfuerzo físico en las labores de cultivo

A escala finca los indicadores sociales de sostenibilidad agrícola más comunes son las horas-labor y la estacionalidad de la mano de obra.  La magnitud del esfuerzo físico que los trabajadores invierten en las actividades agrícolas normalmente no se utiliza como un indicador de eficiencia y sostenibilidad; por esta razón, en...
Colombia
2020 - Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria

Video
International Day of Forests 2020: Virtual programme

The 2020 celebration of the International Day of Forests with the theme “Forests and Biodiversity: Too precious to lose” at FAO headquarters was a virtual event with video messages from QU Dongyu, Director-General, FAO and Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Acting Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity....
2020 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO
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