Taller Internacional SIPAM para América Latina y el Caribe, Ciudad de México, 27-29 de abril de 2016

La organización de las Naciones Unidas para la agricultura y la alimentación, FAO, junto con el Gobierno de Ciudad de México y la Autoridad para la Zona de Patrimonio...


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GIAHS Regional Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean, 27-29 April, 2016, Mexico City

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, with the support of the Government of Mexico City and the Institute for the protection of heritage area in...


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The First Meeting of the GIAHS Scientific Advisory Group, 22-23 February 2016

On 22-23 February 2016, the first meeting of the GIAHS Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) was held at FAO. The SAG started its operations in 2016 to serve for two-year term...


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Four new Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems from Bangladesh and Japan were awarded by FAO Director-General

Four new GIAHS sites are as follows; Floating Garden Agricultural Practices, Bangladesh Ayu of the Nagara River System, Japan Minabe-Tanabe Ume System, Japan Takachihogo-Shiibayama Mountainous Agriculture and Forestry System, Japan   For more about new GIAHS...


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Worldwide, specific agricultural systems and landscapes have been created, shaped and maintained by generations of farmers and herders based on diverse natural resources, using locally adapted management practices. Building on local knowledge and experience, these ingenious agri-cultural systems reflect the evolution of humankind, the diversity of its knowledge, and its profound relationship with nature. These systems have resulted not only in outstanding landscapes, maintenance and adaptation of globally significant agricultural biodiversity, indigenous knowledge systems and resilient ecosystems, but, above all, in the sustained provision of multiple goods and services, food and livelihood security for millions of poor and small farmers.

GIAHS vision

In order to safeguard and support the world’s agri-cultural heritage systems, in 2002 FAO started an initiative for the dynamic conservation of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage systems (GIAHS). The GIAHS Initiative promotes public understanding, awareness, national and international recognition of Agricultural Heritage systems. Looking to safeguard the social, cultural, economic and environmental goods and services these provide to family farmers, smallholders, indigenous peoples and local communities, the initiative fosters an integrated approach combining sustainable agriculture and rural development.

The GIAHS initiative has project interventions in Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic), Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Turkey. In these countries, adaptive management approaches will be developed and implemented, to assist national and local stakeholders in the dynamic conservation of their agricultural heritage systems.


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