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International mountain day: Mountain farming

International Mountain Day (IMD) is an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world's mountains and highlands. This year, the theme for IMD is Mountain Farming and it will focus on highlighting the rapid transformation of family farming in mountain regions driven by population growth and economic globalization, among other factors. The event will also raise awareness about how mountain agriculture, which is predominantly family farming, has been a model for sustainable development for centuries.