ISLAMABAD (Online) – Like other parts of the world, Pakistan is observing International Mountain Day today (Friday).
Promoting mountain products is the theme chosen for this year’s celebration of Mountain Day.
Globalization offers opportunities for mountain producers to market their high quality mountain products, such as coffee, cocoa, honey, herbs, spices and handicrafts at the national, regional and international levels.
Though mountain agriculture cannot compete with the prices and volumes of lowland production, it can concentrate on high value, high quality products to boost local economies.
Tourism-related services such as skiing, climbing, cultural heritage or nature trails that allow visitors to discover unique biodiversity are also some of the offerings provided by mountains and mountain communities.
International Mountain Day 2015 provides an occasion to highlight how mountain communities are protecting biodiversity by producing a large variety of typical products and providing crucial goods and services to all of us.
The United Nations General Assembly designated 11 December “International Mountain Day”.