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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has designated the Archipelago of Chiloé as "Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System".      From left to right: Juan Sebastián Montes, Intendant, Los Lagos Region; Alan Bojanic, FAO Representative in Chile; Luis Mayol, Minister of Agriculture, Chile; and Cecilia Guineo, Chiloé farmer representative. © MINAGRI/FAO.


In response to the global trends that undermine family agriculture and traditional agricultural systems, in 2002, during the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD, Johannesburg, South Africa), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations launched a Global Partnership Initiative on conservation and adaptive management of “Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems”.

The overall goal of the partnership is to identify and safeguard Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and their associated landscapes, agricultural biodiversity and knowledge systems through catalyzing and establishing a long-term programme to support such systems and enhance global, national and local benefits derived through their “dynamic conservation”, sustainable management and enhanced viability.