Our Strategy

Legado’s mission is to protect the world’s most threatened mountain ecosystems by working hand in hand with the people who call them home. Working together with local communities, Legado and our partners create change across four strategic pillars:


We partner with local mountain people to define what it is they want to create in their individual futures, and in the future for their communities, accelerating leadership and using behavior change science to do it.


We create viable alternatives for mountain people to make a living and feed their families– through deep agricultural support creating better crops, stronger value chains, and more dependable food and income.


We support mountain communities to define and defend their own biodiversity values– water provisioning, pollination, carbon sequestration and more.


We work with mountain communities in land titling and community conservation opportunities so that they can be the rightful guardians of their futures.

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