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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"Discover GIAHS - Agricultural Heritage in Japan", Japan Pavilion, Milano Expo (16th to 21st October 2015)

Milano Expo, held from May to October 2015, enhanced awareness of the people all over the world on the issues as to how increasing demand for food can be met...


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Second High Level Training on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, 5-19 September 2015, Beijing, China

Following the successful experience of the 2014 "First High Level Training" to identify new GIAHS sites, FAO, together with the Center of International Cooperation Services (CICOS) of the Chinese Ministry...


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Fostering East Asian Research on Agricultural Heritage Systems

On 23-25 June, the “Second Conference for East Asia Researh Assoociation for Agricultural Heritage Systems (ERAHS)” was successfully held in Sado City, Niigata Prefecture.  The East Asia Research Association for Agricultural...


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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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