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Rethinking territorial balances between urban and rural areas in the European Mountains

According to the OECD, territorial relationships have deeply changed in recent decades. Improvements in communication technology, increasing movements of peoples and goods, and changes in land use have reshaped the relationships between urban and rural areas. This is also true for mountain areas, where large metropoles like Milano have recently...
2019 - Euromontana

Project
Art as a leverage of local development in a mountain area

In order to revive a remote mountainous area with harsh conditions and stimulate economic activity, a LEADER funded project facilitated the creation of a new touristic offer. This new offer was based on artwork inspired by the surrounding landscape, accompanied with an integrated package of activities, such as the organisation...
France
2018 - European Network for Rural Development

Blog article
Building stronger, climate-resilient farming and forest communities

Millions of small-scale farmers and foresters will be able to better protect their lands from the impacts of climate change, and improve their livelihoods thanks to renewed global efforts announced last two weeks ago on the side-lines of World Forest Week (COFO24). The Forest and Farm Facility initiative - a partnership...
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Event
XI European Mountain Convention

Cultural Heritage as an Engine for Creativity, Innovation and Socioeconomic Development of Mountain areas
  The XI European Mountain Convention will be organized on 25-27 September 2018 in Vatra Dornei, Romania, by Euromontana in collaboration with the Agency for Mountain Areas (AZM, Romania). It will focus on the tangible and intangible cultural heritage in mountain areas and on how this strategic resource, inherited from the past,...
Romania
2018 - Euromontana

Blog article
The Italian mountain product logo has been presented

On Monday 26 February the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies presented the identifying logo of the ‘mountain product’ optional quality term at the Chamber of Commerce of Sondrio. This initiative gives value to the work carried out by ERSAF together with Euromontana, which in recent years has...
Italy
2018 - Euromontana

Fact sheet
Adaptación al cambio climático en las comunidades alpaqueras altoandinas

Los boletines informativos de proyectos (BIP) tienen como propósito fortalecer la comunicación con todos nuestros socios y contrapartes, dando a conocer regularmente los proyectos que se ejecutan en la región, así como detalles referidos a los avances en el proceso de su implementación. En esta ocasión, tenemos el agrado de presentarles...
Peru
2018 - Soluciones prácticas

Book
Anuario 2018 - Agricultura Familiar en España

EL FUTURO DE LA POLÍTICA AGRARIA COMÚN (PAC)
En la edición 2018 el Anuario de la Agricultura Familiar vuelve a acoger relevantes reflexiones de más de 40 autores y autoras representativos de distintas sensibilidades y ámbitos de estudio. También aglutina más de 300 datos estadísticos de la agricultura, la ganadería, la distribución y el consumo de alimentos en...
Spain
2018 - UPA

Newsletter
PEGASUS Newsletter

PEGASUS is a European research project aiming to develop innovative approaches and new ways of thinking about the way farmland and forests are managed in order to stimulate a long-lasting improvement in the provision of public goods and ecosystem services from agricultural and forest land in the EU. The PEGASUS project is already...
European Union
2018 - PEGASUS

Blog article
FAO report details gender inequalities in rural Georgia

Breeding livestock, producing crops and household goods, fetching water and firewood, housework, cooking for family, looking after children, caring for the elderly and sick members of the family – this is the short list of rural women’s obligations in Georgia. However, the contribution of women to agricultural production remains invisible and...
Georgia
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO

Blog article
Why we need small farms

Large-scale, industrial agriculture is often held up as the solution for feeding the world’s growing population. But small farms—with about 25 acres or less—along with family-run operations like Masumoto’s produce over 70 percent of the world’s food. Raising awareness of the contribution of these farmers inspired the We Feed the World...
2018 - National Geographic

Report
Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS). Combining agricultural biodiversity, resilient ecosystems, traditional farming practices and cultural identity

For centuries, farmers, herders, fishers and foresters have developed diverse and locally adapted agricultural systems managed with time tested, ingenious techniques. These practices have resulted in a vital combination of social, cultural, ecological and economic services to humankind. “Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems” (GIAHS) are outstanding landscapes of aesthetic beauty...
Algeria - China - Iran (Islamic Republic of) - Japan - Kenya - Mexico - Peru - Republic of Korea - Spain - Sri Lanka - United Republic of Tanzania
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Article
Tushuri Guda. Better Times Ahead for One of Georgia’s Oldest, Most Abused Cheeses?

Small-scale cheesemakers in Georgia have had a hard time competing with big dairy. But one special cheese is managing to fight back.
Produced in the remote mountainous region of Tusheti, Tushuri guda takes its name from the sheepskin sack in which the raw-milk cheese is traditionally ripened. The skin is turned inside out, so the wool is in direct contact with the ripening cheese. Archaeological evidence suggests that sheep cheese made in a similar...
Georgia
2018 - Slow Food

Conference proceedings
Proceedings of the XI European Mountain Convention

From 25 to 27 September 2018, nearly 200 mountain stakeholders from all over Europe gathered in Vatra Dornei, Romania, to participate in the European Mountain Convention on “Cultural Heritage as an Engine for Creativity, Innovation and Socioeconomic Development of Mountain areas”, organised jointly by Euromontana and several Romanian organisations, including the Mountain Areas Agency and...
European Union
2018 - Euromontana

Blog article
The Italian “Mountain product” logo is now available

With the release, by the Ministry, of the common logo, Italian mountain producers have now all the normative references for the use of the optional quality term “Mountain product”.
Italy
2018 - Euromontana

Blog article
The world’s first international Congress on Agritourism at Eurac

Farm holidays, or agritourism for short, have been experiencing a significant increase in overnight stays for years. At the same time, it is more and more developing into a high-quality holiday offer. The striving for ever more demanding customers is to be seen quite sceptically. All too touristic structures endanger...
Italy
2018 - Euromontana

Report
The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World - 2018

This report monitors progress towards the targets of ending both hunger (SDG Target 2.1) and all forms of malnutrition (SDG Target 2.2), and provides an analysis of the underlying causes and drivers of observed trends. While the prevalence of undernourishment is at the forefront of monitoring hunger, the prevalence of...
2018 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO

Statement
Cultural heritage: an asset rooted in the territory synonymous with attractiveness and the future for our mountains !

It is time to better preserve and valorise mountain cultural heritage and to turn it into a driving force for future development, to revitalise mountain areas and strengthen their attractiveness. From 25 to 27 September 2018, nearly 200 mountain stakeholders from all over Europe gathered in Vatra Dornei, Romania, to participate...
European Union
2018 - Euromontana

Blog article
A new brochure of inspiring examples of social innovation in mountain areas!

SIMRA’s fourth brochure collecting examples of social innovation in marginalised rural areas has just been published. This collection of brochures aims at concretely illustrating social innovation through the presentation of local on-going initiatives throughout Europe and the Mediterranean basin, taking turns addressing different marginalized rural areas. This brochure addresses mountain...
2018 - Euromontana

Blog article
A new EP study on the impact of wolves on farmers in rural regions of Europe has been published

In the context of the recent recolonization of many European areas by large carnivores, the European Parliament has commissioned a study presenting the state of play in EU Member States. The study gathers the most recent data available on large carnivores’ populations in the EU’s Member States, evaluates the impact...
2018 - Euromontana

Blog article
Romania has a new Mountain Law!

On Thursday 19 July 2018, the Romanian President signed the decree passing the Mountain Law. Long awaited by the Romanian mountain communities, the law comes to regulate the ways to protect and develop the mountain area in an inclusive and sustainable manner, through: valorizing the human and natural resources, increasing the...
Romania
2018 - Euromontana
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