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Ten-year Achievements of the GIAHS Initiative in China

Over the past decade, the GIAHS Initiative has been designating thirty-two sites around the world. Currently, there are eleven GIAHS sites in China, more than any other country in the world. China’s enormous success is attributed to their active engagements with a variety of stakeholders at the global, national and local level.

This issue will provides an account of progress made in the implementation of the GIAHS Initiative in China, in a hope to share experience gained and lessons learned with other countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Efforts déployés par l’ASM Gafsa pour la contribution

Les oasis de Gafsa : Kasba, Ksar et Sud Ouest, sont gravement menacées dans leur durabilité sous les effets de plusieurs facteurs puisqu’elles constituent un milieu très propice pour la multiplication de plusieurs ravageurs des cultures. Cette situation phytosanitaire des oasis a des effets négatifs sur les rendements et la qualité des produits agricoles et par conséquent limite les revenus des exploitants à des niveaux bas.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Accenting the "Culture" in Agriculture

It has been some 12 000 years since humans gave up their hunter-gatherer ways. They grasped the idea of saving and planting seeds from season to season, which meant that instead of constantly foraging for food, they could stay in one place...[more]

For the complete FAO publication: English, Spanish, French

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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The Historic Oasis of Gafsa, Tunisia

Working with local and national partners operating in the oasis, FAO’s national counterpart, ASM Gafsa, conducted dynamic conservation and sensitization activities... [more]

Go to the Gafsa GIAHS site

Read the National Charter: Arabic - French

 

 

 

 



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Agricultural Heritage: A New Vision, A New Hope

China has a five-thousand year history of agricultural civilization. Diversified cultural and natural features across regions have led to a variety of agricultural heritage systems which have evolved from the co-adaptation of the local community and its environment.... [more]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Rice-fish culture, Quingtian county, China

Through the GIAHS initiative rice-fish practices in China have made a come back and given hope to small farmers. Since its launch in 2005, an action plan and a supportive institutional framework... [more]

Go to the Quingtian GIAHS site

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