Purple rice, hairless apricots to get boost under mountain label scheme



ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Purple rice from the Himalayas, hairless apricots from Kyrgyzstan and black amaranth grains from the Andes are just some of the foods to be labelled mountain products under a scheme to help boost incomes of farmers in these remote regions.
The custodians of most of the world's freshwater and a unique biodiversity are under pressure from growing hunger, climate change and marginalisation by governments, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.
FAO's Mountain Partnership Product label is a small step in helping them improve their lot, and... read more

 
30 September 2016 in World News, Views: 25
Source: Reuters
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