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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

International Mountain Day, December 11th.

 
 
International Mountain Day
 
 
 
 
 
 
Promoting Mountain Products for better livelihoods
 
 
Promoting mountain products is the theme chosen for this year’s celebration of International Mountain Day. Globalization offers opportunities for mountain producers to market their high quality mountain products, such as coffee, cocoa, honey, herbs, spices and handicrafts at the national, regional and international levels. Though mountain agriculture cannot compete with the prices and volumes of lowland production, it can concentrate on high value, high quality products to boost local economies.
Tourism-related services such as skiing, climbing, cultural heritage or nature trails that allow visitors to discover unique biodiversity are also some of the offerings provided by mountains and mountain communities. If sustainably managed, tourism can provide an opportunity for development in mountain regions.

International Mountain Day 2015 provides an occasion to highlight how mountain communities are protecting biodiversity by producing a large variety of typical products and providing crucial goods and services to all of us.


Mapping the vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurity.


 EVENTS : International mountain day 2015 – around the world

While Promoting mountain products is the suggested theme for 2015, countries, communities and organizations are welcome to celebrate International Mountain Day through the choice of a different theme that might be more relevant to them.


RESOURCES:
Promoting Mountain Products for Better Livelihoods (Factsheet 2015)
International Mountain Day 2015 (FAO)
Sustainable mountain resources management via research, conservation and information sharing (UNESCO)
United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform (Mountains)

 

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