Bangkok, Thailand, 09 Nov 2013 -- The Regional Orientation Workshop on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) for Asia and the Pacific, will take place 12 – 13 November at the Plaza Athenee Hotel, Wireless Road, Bangkok. Registration takes place from 08:00 am and the programme begins at 09:00.
More than 50 senior government officials and experts from nearly 20 Asia-Pacific countries will participate. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations launched the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) in 2002. As an international partnership the initiative aims to identify, complement and safeguard important hereditary agricultural systems, the livelihoods, agricultural and associated biodiversity, landscapes, knowledge systems and cultures that they support.
In Asia and the Pacific, the GIAHS, its principles and approaches, has been gaining momentum. The meeting will convene with opening remarks by Hiroyuki Konuma, FAO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific and Chavalit Chookajorn, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC), Royal Thai Government.
You or your representatives are cordially invited to the opening sessions and presentations of good practice experiences from China, India, Japan and the Philippines. One-on-one interviews can be arranged. Refreshments will also be served.