Mountains and Climate Change

Climate change is a reality today, and some of the best evidence such as melting glaciers comes from mountain areas. Many scientists believe that the changes occurring in mountain ecosystems may provi Read more

Mountain Communities and Livelihoods

About 12 percent of the world's population lives in the mountains, but over 50 percent are directly or indirectly dependent on mountain resources (FAO, 2000). Of the 718 Read more

Mountain Ecosystem Services

Mountains provide critical and indispensable goods and services to a significant proportion of humankind. For instance, up to 80 percent of the planet's fresh surface w Read more

Sustainable Mountain Agriculture

Mountain communities’ livelihoods have traditionally relied on farming which is essentially family-based. Indeed, mountain characteristics in terms of slope, accessibi Read more

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