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Current Issue
Volume 38 No 4: Focus Issue (all articles)
Editorial: Food Security and Sustainable Development in Mountains

Featured Articles
Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture Interventions in Mountain Areas—Lessons Learned From a 5-Country Project to Upscale Best Practices
(T. Bernet, S. Kurbanalieva, K. Pittore, B. Zilly, L. Luttikholt, F. Eyhorn, V. Batlogg, M. Arbenz)
After the Road Came: Insights Into the Nexus of Food Security and Malnutrition in Northwestern Nepal
(M.U. Grocke and K.H. McKay)
Changing Food Systems and Their Resilience in the Karakoram Mountains of Northern Pakistan: A Case Study of Nagar
(M. Spies)

MRD and friends in mourning
The world of mountains and mountain people has lost a great soul: Bruno Messerli passed away on 4 February 2019. MRD’s founding editor, Jack D. Ives, has written a very moving obituary.

Call for papers: Mountain Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
Mountain biodiversity provides billions of people with vital ecosystem services and sources of livelihoods. MRD is looking for papers that present validated insights into ways of managing mountain (agro)biodiversity so that it contributes to human wellbeing; that analyze interlinkages between mountain biodiversity, global change, ecosystems, and people; or that offer evidence-informed agendas for research or policymaking with regard to these interlinkages. Abstracts are due by 30 March 2019; full papers by 16 August 2019. Interested? Read the detailed call for papers.

Call for papers: The Role of Culture in Transformation Towards Sustainable Development in Mountains
Mountain communities are undergoing rapid sociocultural change, caused by drivers like outmigration, urbanization, and increasing insertion into the market economy. Mountain cultural heritage is under threat. But communities are responding in creative ways. How can we ensure that culture is a source of creativity and empowerment, that it constitutes the roots upon which a global ethics can grow, and that it helps bridge the divides between the individual and the communitarian? MRD is looking for papers that address these questions and others; read the detailed call here. Full papers were due by 1 February 2019.

Upcoming Issues
Volume 39 No 1: Open Issue
Volume 39 No 2: Adaptation to Climate Change and Sustainable Development in
Volume 39 No 3: Open Issue
Volume 39 No 4: The Role of Culture in Transformation Towards Sustainable Development in Mountains
Volume 40 No 1: Open Issue
Volume 40 No 2: Mountain Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

Mountain Research and Development
fosters sustainable development in mountains by supporting peer-reviewed interdisciplinary, disciplinary, and transdisciplinary research on mountains, developing scientific capacity, capitalizing on development experiences, promoting policy dialogue, and strengthening networks within the mountain community.

Mountain Research and Development is published by the International Mountain Society (IMS). MRD receives significant funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and the Austrian Development Agency (ADA)—the operational unit of the Austrian Development Cooperation. Institutional members of the IMS make a substantial financial contribution. Friends of MRD also support the journal.

Mountain Research and Development is available online and open access in collaboration with www.bioone.org, and is indexed in the Science Citation Index, Journal Citation Reports® (Impact Factor for 2017: 1.216), Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology and Environmental Sciences, GEOBASE, CAB Abstracts, AGRICOLA databases, Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA), CABS (Current Awareness in Biological Sciences), and others. The MRD Editorial Office supplies printready PDF files of individual articles or entire issues including covers for delocalized printing to Institutional Members of the IMS upon request.

Mountain Research and Development is subject to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. Ownership of the copyright in articles is retained by the authors, but anyone may read, download, copy, reuse, distribute, print, search, and link to the full texts of articles in MRD provided that the original authors and source are properly acknowledged and cited. For any reuse or redistribution of a work, the license terms under which the work was published must be made clear.

Online ISSN: 1994-7151 (Print ISSN: 0276-4741)
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