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Mountain Research and Development, Vol 35, No 1, available online and open access

Two papers explore how French and Swiss mountain family farms adapt to socioeconomic and political change. Others study benefits of a pro-poor value chain for Indian farmers; Peruvian periurban farmers’ views on urbanization; European intergenerational practices for protected area management; a low-cost DEM methodology for the Andes; alpine forest communities’ response to climate variability in Nepal; and the impact of fertilizer on degraded grasslands in Tibet.

In 2015, with Future Earth and SDG activities, sustainability ranks high on the research and development agendas. Both international efforts are reflected in the orientation of MRD. Two papers in this Open Issue analyze how French and Swiss mountain family farms adapt to socioeconomic dynamics and changing national agricultural and mountain policies. Further papers explore how Indian farmers’ engagement in a pro-poor value chain can improve their benefits; how Peruvian periurban farmers’ preferences regarding urbanization can be captured; how European intergenerational practices can help in protected area management; how a low-cost methodology to create digital elevation models can help remote Andean mountain areas; how alpine forest communities in Nepal respond to climate variability; and how N and P fertilizer can help to restore degraded grasslands in Tibet. Read about the journal’s section policies, guidelines and submission procedure at:


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