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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

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Mountain Partnership Secretariat Annual Report 2018

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IPROMO 2019 Summer School

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Issue 129 - Month 8 - Year 2019

The August 2019 issue of Peak to Peak begins with a recap of this year's IPROMO Summer School. Continuing the new Members' Voices section, Alberto Pascual of Fundación CoMunidad explains the organization's work for mountains. The newsletter continues with mountain-related news, upcoming events like...

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The June 2019 issue of Peak to Peak starts by discussing Innovation for mountains in Baku, Azerbaijan. The newsletter continues with stories about calls for engagement and building partnerships for mountains. 

Peak to Peak provides a sampling of Mountain Partnership members’ activities and events...

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