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Sustainable development of fragile mountain areas of Asia. Regional Conference Report, 13-15 December, 1994



Sustainable development of fragile mountain areas of Asia. Regional Conference Report, 13-15 December, 1994



Sustainable development of fragile mountain areas of Asia Regional Conference Report, 13-15 December, 1994: 56 pp.



The main issues addressed at the eight sessions of the conference were: Sustainable development of mountain areas - restoring the environment and combating poverty; Sustainable mountain farming systems (including shifting cultivation); Rangelands and grasslands and control of desertification; Management of mountain watersheds and forest resources; Sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity; Natural hazards and disaster management; Women and mountain development; Review of selected mountain development processes and opportunities. Highlights of the theme papers and discussions that followed are presented. Highlights are also given of 18 country statements for mountain regions from New Zealand to Iran, and statements from five international organizations. A call to action based on the crucial concerns generated by the conference was formulated by the participants.

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