2015 INFOGRAPHIC


Download (pdfjpg)

Mapping the vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurity – 2015 study

For millions of people living in mountainous areas, hunger and the threat of hunger are nothing new. Harsh climates and the difficult, often inaccessible terrain, combined with political and social marginality make mountain peoples vulnerable to food shortages.


As of 2015, one in three mountain people in developing countries was facing hunger and malnutrition.


The 2015 study Mapping the vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurity presents a geographic and demographic picture of the world’s mountain areas and assesses the vulnerability to food insecurity of mountain dwellers in developing countries, based on a specially designed model. The final section presents an alternative and complementary approach to assessing hunger by analyzing household surveys.


The results show that the living conditions of mountain dwellers have continued to deteriorate between 2002 and 2015. Global progress and living standard improvements did not appear to have made their way up the mountains and many mountain communities lagged behind the full eradication of poverty and hunger.


This 66-page publication gives voice to the plight of mountain people and sends a message to policy-makers on the importance of including mountain development in their agendas as well as specific measures and investments that could break the cycle of poverty and hunger of mountain communities and slows outmigration from mountain areas.


Updated information available: see the 2020 publication Vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurity: updated data and analysis of drivers

Shaping the water-energy-food nexus for resilient mountain livelihoods

Shaping the water-energy-food nexus for resilient mountain livelihoods

publication

This new Issue Brief from the Center for Development and Environment explores whether a water-energy-food nexus approach offers a way to identify forward-looking options and policies to strengthen the livelihoods and resilience of people living in our changing mountains. The Issue Brief was funded by the Austrian Development Agency and...

Download »
Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 19 December 2019: Sustainable mountain development

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 19 December 2019: Sustainable mountain development

publication

Report of the Secretary-General on Sustainable Mountain Development

Download »
WMO Summit identifies priority action for high mountains

WMO Summit identifies priority action for high mountains

peak to peak

The November 2019 issue of Peak to Peak begins with an overview of the WMO High Mountain Summit, which concluded with the adoption of a Call for Action on High Mountain Weather, Climate and Water, and a roadmap of priority activities. The newsletter continues with the Members' Voices section, this...

Download »

Creating a Global Mountain Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) Workshop concept note

publication

This document is a concept note for the Creating a Global Mountain Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) Workshop in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand, India in April 2019.

Download »

An introduction to Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS): Presentation by IFOAM-OI

publication

This presentation about PGS was prepared and presented by Federica Varini, IFOAM-OI.

Download »

Linking mountain farm gates to markets: Presentation by Carlo Murer

publication

This presentation about marketing mountain products was prepared and presented by Carlo Murer.

Download »
Home > mountain-partnership > Our work > Food security