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All content on this Web site sits on FAO’s servers and is managed by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, hosted at FAO. Copyright in this Web site is held by FAO copyright and FAO acts as copyright administrator of its content.

All content on this Web site is protected by copyright. FAO and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat encourage the use, reproduction and dissemination of the data, multimedia content and information products presented. Extracts may be copied, printed and downloaded for private study, research, teaching, or for use in non-commercial documents with limited circulation (e.g. theses and dissertations), provided that appropriate acknowledgement of FAO and the Mountain Partnership as the source and copyright holder is given.
FAO and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat encourage unrestricted use of news releases provided on this Web site, and no formal permission is required to reproduce these materials.
All requests for translation rights, resale and other commercial uses should be addressed to [email protected].
This Web site may include third party (non-FAO) copyright material for which rights and permissions must be obtained from the copyright holder(s) indicated.

The designations employed and the presentation of information on this Web site do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The mention of specific companies or products of manufacturers, whether or not these have been patented, does not imply that these have been endorsed or recommended by FAO in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

Information on this site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. FAO makes every effort to ensure, but does not guarantee, the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of the information on this Web site. FAO reserves the right to alter, limit or discontinue any part of this service at its discretion. Under no circumstances shall FAO be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense suffered that is claimed to result from the use of such content, or the use of the information posted herein, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay. This Web site may contain opinions and statements from external contributors and from external Web sites. Hyperlinks to non-FAO Websites do not imply any official endorsement of or responsibility on the part of FAO for the opinions, ideas, data or products presented at these locations, or guarantee the validity of the information provided. The sole purpose of links to non-FAO sites is to indicate further information available on related topics. The information is provided on the basis that Users accessing the platform assume responsibility for assessing its relevance, accuracy and suitability for application.

For site security purposes, FAO employs software to monitor Web traffic on this site and to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage and to detect other possible security breaches.

Nothing herein shall constitute or be interpreted as a waiver of the privileges and immunities of FAO.

Discussion forums - User terms

This Web site may contain message or communication facilities, including specialized discussion forums. When participating, Users agree not to:

  • Defame, abuse, harass, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of others;
  • Publish, post, distribute or disseminate defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful material;
  • Upload or attach files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws unless the User owns or controls the rights and has received all necessary permissions;
  • Upload, email, transmit or otherwise make available unsolicited advertising of any goods or services, or conduct or forward surveys, contests, “spam” or chain letters, etc.

Users specifically acknowledge that FAO and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat are not liable for any conduct of any other User.

Use of the FAO emblem

Use of the FAO emblem is restricted and is prohibited without prior written permission. The reuse and reproduction of Web site content containing the FAO emblem must not be in association with advertising or with the names of proprietary products and must not imply FAO’s endorsement of products or services in any way.

Linking to the FAO Web site

FAO encourages users to establish hyperlinks from non-Web sites to www.fao.org, to its satellite Web sites and  to specific pages (collectively "the FAO Web site"). Prior permission is not required, under the following conditions:

Hyperlinks to the FAO Web site must not:

  • Infringe FAO’s rights, including its emblem and logos, name or acronym and intellectual property rights;
  • Be used for the promotion of an organization, company or commercial products or services.


  • Hyperlinks must appear  with the complete FAO URL;
  • Hyperlinks to downloadable files of FAO copyright publications must only link to the FAO page presenting the publication (prior written permission is required for deeper links);
  • Frames or other visual altering tools must not be created around FAO pages.

Once a link has been established, notification via e-mail to [email protected] is appreciated.


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