First phase of the Mountain Facility: Five proposals selected


Five mountain producers' organizations and institutions have been selected to receive grants through the Mountain Facility, a financing mechanism operated by the Mountain Partnership (MP) to respond to members' requests and needs with specific grants.

The call for grant applications was launched on 20 July 2022 and closed on 22 August 2022.

The five proposals that have been selected are from applicants in Bolivia, Ethiopia, India, Kyrgyzstan and Peru.

This first phase of the Mountain Facility aims to promote climate-resilient business models based on mountain biodiversity and sustainable local economies in mountain areas. The purpose of the grant will be to assist the selected innovative mountain entrepreneurs in implementing their concrete and achievable business plans.

The selection followed the rules and procedures of the Mountain Facility manual, and the final choice has fallen on the five proposals that mostly:

  • promote mountain biodiversity and agrobiodiversity conservation through improved production, productivity, quality, clean technologies, processing, access to markets and value addition/creation;
  • promote mountain products based on native biodiversity and agroecological principles as a strategy for food security and food sovereignty;
  • promote fair value chains and social enterprises, strengthening local producers' participation and governance; and/or
  • implement nature-based solutions, including reforestation and agroforestry practices, for climate change mitigation and adaptation in mountain ecosystems.

The Mountain Partnership Secretariat thanks all applicants for the quality of their proposals and for their tireless work to promote sustainable mountain development and improve mountain producers' livelihoods.

For more information, contact: [email protected]

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