EcorNaturaSí and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat to boost rural, mountain, forest and island communities’ livelihoods – FAO

9 July 2020, Rome - EcorNaturaSí and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, hosted by FAO, today joined forces to better the lives of people living in rural areas and fragile ecosystems, such as mountains, forests and islands, and develop more inclusive food and agriculture systems.

 

The two organizations committed to improving value chains and access to markets for small-scale producers; advocating for the conservation of biodiversity; reducing food loss and waste; and promoting animal welfare.

 

"This collaboration will benefit vulnerable smallholder producers and their environments. It will help them safeguard and promote their unique food and non-food products, and boost their incomes. And throughout this process, they will learn how to better care for their environments," said Hiroto Mitsugi, FAO Assistant Director-General

 

"We are very pleased about this collaboration", said EcorNaturaSì President Fabio Brescacin "It is perfectly in line with our goals and our approach. Since its foundation, our company has worked very closely with the farmers, aiming to guarantee not only the quality of the products, but also the right price for farmers and consumers".

 

EcorNaturaSí produces, distributes and sells organic and biodynamic food products, whilst building farmers' skills in growing and marketing organic products, guaranteeing fair prices for farmers and equitable value chains for all - from farmers, suppliers to consumers, helping to improve people's and the planet's health.

 

The Mountain Partnership is a United Nations voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to improving the lives of mountain peoples and protecting mountain environments around the world. One of its initiatives - the Mountain Partnership Products (MPP) - promotes the labeling and fair-trading of high quality mountain products - from foods, beverages, medicines, spices to cosmetics - building stronger rural communities and economies whilst safeguarding traditional knowledge and protecting biodiversity.

 

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