Climate change, food security and mountain peoples
Mountain Farming Is Family FarmingPDF
Mountain farming takes many forms – forms as diverse as the world’s mountain landscapes – yet largely remains family farming. These mountain farming activities have traditionally fed and supported individual households although, today, they have begun to expand increasingly toward global markets....
Mountain farming systems – seeds for the futurePDF
This publication presents a collection of case studies by Mountain Partnership (MP) members from around the world, highlighting experiences of agroecological mountain farming systems. It aims to increase attention toward agroecological principles and approaches and showcase their potential. The...
Vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurityPDF
Mountain people’s vulnerability to food insecurity in developing countries is increasing. A study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification published in 2020 estimates that one in two rural mountain people living in...
Mountains and Climate Change: A Global ConcernVideo
In a changing climate, mountain regions are among the most vulnerable. They provide the world with resources such as water, timber, biodiversity and hydraulic energy and they are at risk. (
Inclusive and resilient mountain food systems: Opportunities and best practicesWebsite
Mountain food systems are unique, complex, diverse, and linked with cultures of local communities and indigenous peoples. They shape landscapes, and support biodiversity and nutrition security worldwide. Currently, these systems are playing an important for providing ecosystem services,...
Mountain observations: Monitoring, data, and information for science, policy, and societyWebsite
Observations play a key role in tracking mountain global change and its impacts, understanding the various processes and feedback mechanisms involved, and delivering more reliable projections of the future to society. This policy brief provides an overview of the current state of...
Ecosystem restoration in the mountainsWebsite
Mountains play a crucial role for both the highlands and lowlands, but are particularly vulnerable to climate change and human interventions. This policy brief focuses on ecosystem restoration in the mountains. It highlights the role of healthy mountain ecosystems and their services and provides...
Vulnerability of mountain peoples to food insecurity: updated data and analysis of driversPDF
In mountain regions of developing countries, food insecurity, social isolation, environmental degradation, exposure to the risk of disasters and the impacts of climate change, and limited access to basic services are still prevalent. Climatic variability is seriously threatening mountain...
Mountain women of the worldPDF
Women play a key role in environmental protection and social and economic development in mountain areas. They are often the primary managers of mountain resources, guardians of biodiversity and keepers of traditional knowledge. Empowering rural women is crucial to eradicating hunger and poverty....
Mountain agriculture: Opportunities for harnessing Zero Hunger in AsiaPDF
The publication provides analysis with evidence on how mountain agriculture could contribute to satisfying all four dimensions of food security, to transform food systems to be nutrition-sensitive, climate-resilient, economically viable and locally adaptable. From this food system perspective,...
Studies and reports
|Kind of Activities||Understanding basic concepts|
|Collection Updated||September 2023|