International Mountain Day – 11 December 2014

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International Mountain Day – 11 December 2014
Theme: Mountain Farming

International Mountain Day 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 International Mountain Day is Mountain Farming. Here we have an opportunity to raise awareness about how mountain agriculture, which is predominantly family farming, has been a model for sustainable development for centuries.
International Mountain Day 2014 provides an occasion to highlight how family farming in mountain regions is undergoing rapid transformation due to population growth, economic globalization, urbanization and the migration of men and youth to urban areas. At the same time, these changes can provide opportunities for local development. People who reside in mountain areas can diversify their income by engaging activities such as tourism, high value mountain products and handicrafts. An enabling policy environment that includes tailored investments could improve farmers’ access to resources and increase their capacity to generate income.

Who doesn’t want to touch clouds by hiking at the peak of world? The Hill tract in Bangladesh is a sure promise for the adventure seekers. Driving through the curvy roads of the hill tracts through the clouds of will definitely excite your nerve. The cold fresh breeze will purify your soul. And the views surrounding you will give you a reason to continue living in this wonderful world. Covered with diversified natural wonders and wildlife, this country sees a wide range of Hills in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in the southeast and Sylhet division in the northeast. What make these areas more interesting and exotic are the tribal people inhabited here for a long period of time.

Bangladesh Tourism Board is working for a long time 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. At the same time, BTB is working for the local development of the people who reside in mountain areas by promoting tourism, high value mountain products and handicrafts.

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