Farmers' Rights in the Context of International Year of Mountains (FRIYM)

In the context of the United Nations having declared the year 2002 as International Year of Mountains (IYM), SAWTEE, in cooperation with ICIMOD, conducted FRIYM. Under this programme, SAWTEE and its member institutions conducted various activities such as organization of two sub-national workshops on farmers' rights each in India and Nepal, a roundtable on Protecting Farmers’ Rights in the HKH Region in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic during the Bishkek Global Mountain Summit in October 2002, and a regional seminar on Evolving Sui Generis Options in the HKH Region on 24–26 March 2003 in Kathmandu. SAWTEE network also produced several publications under this programme.