Call to Action | Highlighting Sustainable Food Systems in Mountains for UN Food Systems Summit 2021
Global News
article written by MRI
28.04.21 | 04:04

The Mountain Partnership calls for active participation in the process leading to the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021 in order to highlighting sustainable food systems in mountains. 

Mountain agriculture and food production sustain the livelihoods of 1.1 billion people living in the mountains and those of a much larger number of people in the lowlands that depend on healthy mountain ecosystems for freshwater and for the conservation of key plant and animal biological diversity. Worldwide, more than 80 percent of all food is produced by small-scale farmers. Small-scale farmers and pastoralists are predominant in mountain regions, where generally harsh weather and limiting topographical conditions prevail. Progress towards sustainable food systems cannot happen without improving the situation of small-scale mountain farmers worldwide.

As a contribution to the discussion on sustainable food systems in mountains, an info sheet has been developed by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat and Theresa Tribaldos, Centre for Development and Environment. The Mountain Partnership calls on all its members to actively participate in the process leading to the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) 2021 by conveying the messages contained in this info sheet across all available platforms for consultation, including national dialogues, independent dialogues, open surveys, and public forum.

Download the infosheet. 

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