FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Hand in Hand with Nature: Understanding Nature-Based Solutions in agriculture through GIAHS

Virtual meeting (Zoom Webinar) , 01/12/2020 - 01/12/2020

12:00-13:30 (Budapest time)

This is the first in a series of webinars about Nature-Based Solutions in Agriculture launched by the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia. It is organized under the Regional Initiative 3: Managing natural resources sustainably and preserving biodiversity in a changing climate. The aim is to generate a multi-stakeholder’s platform to upscale nature-based solutions in agriculture in Europe and Central Asia, based on real cases, tools and science-based evidences.

Through this first webinar, FAO provides a revision of nature-based solutions in agriculture with real and time-tested examples coming from Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS). The objective of the webinar is to open a debate on the potentialities of NBS to support agrifood systems of the ECA countries.


Session 1

  1. Tania Santivañez, FAO Agricultural Officer
  2. Amani Alfarra, FAO Water Resource Officer
  3. José Damian Ruiz Sinoga, Professor of Physical Geography, University of Málaga (Spain)

Session 2

  1. Bochra Jaouani, UNDP Coordinator Northern Tunisia Region
  2. Hiroaki Hayashi, Chairman of the Kunisaki GIAHS Association (Japan)
  3. Fernanda Monteiro, Agronomist and PhD. in Human Geography, University of São Paulo, (Brazil)
  4. Arpakwa M. Sikorei, Community Conservation and Culture-Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Tanzania)
  5. Ma Nan, PhD candidate, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Closing remarks       

Sylvie WabbesCandotti, FAO


Marta Arnés García, FAO NBS and GIAHS Specialist, REU

Clelia Puzzo, FAO GIAHS Specialist


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