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Sixth GROW training concludes, innovation contest winner announced

Sixth GROW training concludes, innovation contest winner announced

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Ysa Calderón from Peru has won the 2023 GROW Agrobiodiversity in a Changing Climate innovation contest. Her project aims to protect biodiversity and addresses threats to pollinators such as climate change, pesticides and deforestation. The project emphasizes supporting women.

The annual GROW course “Agrobiodiversity in a changing climate” closed on...

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National trainings on sustainable mountain management held in Montenegro and Pakistan

National trainings on sustainable mountain management held in Montenegro and Pakistan

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Two national trainings on mountain vulnerability assessment have been conducted within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) project "Sustainable management of natural resources in mountain areas". The trainings were executed by the FAO Mountain Partnership Secretariat together with the University of Rome "La...

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Restoring mountain ecosystems - Challenges, case studies and recommendations for implementing the UN Decade Principles for Mountain Ecosystem Restoration

Restoring mountain ecosystems - Challenges, case studies and recommendations for implementing the UN Decade Principles for Mountain Ecosystem Restoration

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Mountains are home to a variety of ecosystems that provide vital services directly to 1.1 billion people and billions of others living in connected lowland areas. Half of humanity depends on mountains for the provision of freshwater alone. Mountain ecosystems cool local temperatures, increase water retention, provide carbon storage, and...

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Safeguarding Mountain Ecosystems: A Global Challenge

Safeguarding Mountain Ecosystems: A Global Challenge

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Safeguarding Mountain Ecosystems: A Global Challenge provides an overview of the relevant research in mountain regions worldwide, identifying existing challenges and providing an understanding of the diversity of mountain ecosystems in different regions. Mountain ecosystems are increasingly vulnerable to modified climate conditions and other global changes (demographic, migration, urbanization). In...

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Restoring mountain ecosystems: celebrations to mark International Mountain Day

Restoring mountain ecosystems: celebrations to mark International Mountain Day

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The December 2023 issue of Peak to Peak highlights the upcoming events to celebrate International Mountain Day. Top news stories cover innovation in mountains and communities coming together for change. This month's newsletter also features the work of two members of the Mountain Partnership, the International Network for Bamboo and...

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International Year of Camelids 2024 Opening Ceremony

International Year of Camelids 2024 Opening Ceremony

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The International Year of Camelids 2024 Opening Ceremony will be held in the Sheikh Zayed Centre at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Headquarters on 4 December 2023 from 12.30–14.00 CET. The event will be livestreamed online here.

The United Nations declared 2024 the International Year of Camelids (IYC...

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