International Forum on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), Noto, Ishikawa, Japan, 31 May - 1 June 2013

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Opening and Welcome Remarks

- Dr. José Graziano Da Silva (Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) High Level Session - Ishikawa Public Forum

- Mr. Yoshito Kajiya (Senior Vice-Minister, MAFF, Japan)

- Mr. Masanori Tanimoto (Governor, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan)

Keynote address High Level Session: “Our Agricultural Heritage: Key to a Food Secure World”
Prof. MS Swaminathan (Chairman, Father of India’s Green Revolution)

Discussion Panel I: Sustainable utilization of natural resources (Land, Water and Biodiversity)

Mr. Antonio Gonzales (Director International Cooperation and Negotiations, MINAM, Peru)

Mr. Yutaka Sumita (Deputy-Deirector General for International Affairs, MAFF, Japan)

Mr. Mohamed Beavogui (Senior Adviser to the President and Director of Partnership and Resource Mobilization, International Fund for Agricultural Development)

Mr. Neil Pratt (Senior Officer, Convention on Biological Diversity)

Dr. Parviz Koohafkan (President, World Agricultural Heritage Foundation)


Discussion Panel II: Role for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in revitalizing rural areas and achieving the goals of sustainable development

Mr. Sixi Qu (Director-General, Department of International Cooperation, MoA, China)

Mr. Rodrigo Mardones (SEREMI, Chile)

Mr. Emile Frison (Director-General, Bioversity International)

Mr. Andre Laperriere (Deputy-CEO, Global Environmental Facility)



Parallel Session I  GIAHS Resiliencies and Adaptability to Change

Aohan Dryland Farming System, China
by Mr. Xin Hua, Aohan Bureau of Agriculture, Inner Mongolia

Ancient Agricultural System in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan
by Mr. Mirza Musayev, Genetic Resources Institute of the NAS

Gafsa Oases System, Tunisia
by Dr Mary Jane Dela Cruz (on behalf of Mr. Noureddine Nasr, FAO, SNE, Tunisia)

Sado's Satoyama in harmony with Japanese Crested Ibis, Sado City, Japan
by Mr. Masaru Kaneko, Deputy Mayor of Sado City, Japan

Maasai Pastoral System, Tanzania
by Mr. Akpakwa Marco Sikorei 

Andean Agriculture, Peru 
by Mr. Antonio Gonzalez, GEF Operational Focal Point, Ministry of Environment

Traditional Agriculture and Farming resiliency: Innovative practices for food security, livelihoods and adaptation to climate change, USA
by Prof Miguel Altieri, University of California, Berkely and Sociedad Cientifica Latinoamericana de Agroecologia (SOCLA)

Embracing Diversity for Sustainability: Learning from Traditional Agriculture
by Mr. Luohui Liang, UNU-ISP, Tokyo, Japan

Cheongsando System, South Korea
by Mr. Kim Chong-sik, Mayor Wando Country

Jeju Batdam System, South Korea
by Ms. You Won-hee, Jeju International Language Center 

Parallel Session II Diversity of Agricultural Heritage Systems and GIAHS Landscapes

Forest Landscape and Traditional Knowledge: criteria and methodologies for their assessment
by Prof. Mauro Agnoletti, University of Florence, Italy 

The Need for In Situ Conservation of Wild Rice
by Prof Yo-Ichiro Sato, Deputy Director-General, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan

Ifugao Rice Terraces                     
by Ms. Cristina Regunay, FASPO, Philippines

Integrated model of Tourism and Traditional Knowledge for Conservation and Revitalizing GIAHS,                 
by Prof. Mr. Kazem Vadafari, asia Pacific University (APU)

Agricultural Saujana Heritage in Indonesia,                                  
by Ms. Pamuji Lestari, Ministry for People's Welfare, Indonesia.

Hani rice Terraces, China

Pu'er Traditional Tea Agrosystem, Puer, China

Noto's Satayoma and Satoumi, Japan
by Mr. Masuhiro Izumiya, Mayor of Suzu City, Japan

The saltworks of Valle Salado de Añana (Spain), a rural salt landscape over 6000 years old                         
by Mr. Javier de Andrés, President of the Valle Salado de Añana Foundation, Spain

Wannian traditional Rice Terraces, China

Parallel Session III Indigenous Knowledge and Ecological civilization


Towards an ecological civilization in modern China                              
by Prof. Min Gingwen, IGSNRR

Dong's Rice-Fish-Duck System, China  (available only in Chinese)

Local knowledge and soil-friendly tools in Sahelian traditional agriculture       
by Mr. Ueru Tanaka, Research Institute of Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan

Oasis Systems in Atlas Mountains of Morocco                                     
by Seddik Saidi, INRA, Morocco

Harnessing Rainwater for Coffee Production using the oldest food crop ensete: the case of Gedeo land use, Southern Ethiopia
by Dr. Tandesse Kippie, Dilla University, Ethiopia

Human Capacity Building in GIAHS: Role of Universities in the Revitalization and Sustainable Development of Satoyama and Satoumi
by Prof. Koji Nakamura, Kanazawa University

Chiloe Agriculture                           
by Teresa Agüero, ODEPA, Chile

GIAHS and Aquatic Environments, a Special Presentation                      
by Prof. Anne McDonald, Sophia University

Ghout System                               
by Fatah Achour, INRA, Algeria



Welcome Remarks

- Mr. Hiroyasu Takenata (Vice-Governor, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan)

- Mr. Yutaka Sumita (Deputy Director-General for Internal Affairs, MAFF, Japan)

- Mr. Hiroyuki Konuma (ADG-RAP, FAO)

- GIAHS: from concept to implementation (Dr. Parviz Koohafkan, President, World Agricultural Heritage Foundation)

Presentation of GIAHS Candidate Sites to the Steering/Scientific Committee  

Managing Aso Grasslands for Sustainable Agriculture, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
by Mr. Ikuo Kabashima, Governor of Kumamoto Prefecture 

Traditional tea (Chagusaba) of Shizuoka, Japan
by Mr. Kawakatsu, Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture

Kuaijishan Ancient Chinese Torreya, China
by People's Government of Shaoxing City 

Urban Agricultural Heritage of Xuanhua Grape Gardens, China
by People's Government of Xuanhua District

Kuttanad Below Sea Level Farming System, India
by Prof MS Swaminathan, MSSRF 

Qanat Irrigation System, Iran
by Mr. Ali Banavand, Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture

Kunisaki Peninsula Usa Integrated Forestry, Agriculture and Fisheries Systems, Oita Prefecture, Japan
by Mr. Hiroaki Hayashi, Chairman of GIAHS Promotion Association of Kunisaki Peninsula

Global Environment Facility

Global Environment Facility

Internetauftritt des Bundesministeriums für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz