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Promoting produce from mountain regions

The "Mountain Group" of the Forestry Department at the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has announced a new research project. Between September 2003 and March 2004 examples of good practice from all over the world are to be collated and evaluated, focusing on instances where quality products from mountain regions contribute to strengthening the local economy without impacting on the environment.
The study is to examine the conditions that contribute to the success of such produce in terms of both marketing (e.g. certification and labelling) and technological, institutional, environmental and socio-cultural policy requirements. The evaluation is to provide an insight into the potential promotion and protection of such local produce as a means of sustainable development in mountain regions.
Aline Faucher of the FORC Mountain Group is collating information on such produce: [email protected].
Source: www.save-foundation.net/english/actual.htm (en)