In the last decades, mountain areas are suffering a progressive depopulation causing the expansion of forests in areas once occupied by mountain meadows and prairies, reducing the habitat for wild and domestic bees.
SHERPA’s recommendations for resilient value chains
On 31 January and 1 February 2023, SHERPA held its third Annual Conference where around 100 participants contributed to SHERPA’s recommendations for the future of rural areas.
Harnessing talents for vibrant mountain areas
Due to depopulation and ageing in some regions, the European Commission has recently launched the Talent Booster Mechanism to train, retain and attract people in rural and mountain areas.
Discovering the singularity of high mountain products: an interview with Toni Massanés
The panellist of Andorra Taste, the first First International Meeting of High Mountain Cuisine, highlights the cultural approach as the main issue to strengthen the uniqueness of local products.
Smart mountains thrive to be resilient, say stakeholders at XII European Mountain Convention
The outputs of this event, summarised in the Sila Declaration, insists on the role of policies and research and innovation to support the development and future of unique and remote territories, such as mountains.