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The Initiative

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The GIAHS Initiative promotes a dynamic conservation approach that:

  • Allows farmers to nurture and adapt the systems and biodiversity they have developed while  ensuring food security and human well-being;
  • Supports protective government policies and incentives while working for in situ conservation of biodiversity and traditional knowledge;
  • Recognizes the right to food and the cultural diversity and achievements of local communities and indigenous peoples;
  • Crystallizes the need for approaches that integrate the in situ conservation of genetic resources with related traditional knowledge and local institutions for natural resource management, as a way to ensure continuous co-adaptation to a changing physical and socio-economic environment, by strengthening the social-environmental resilience and co-evolutionary balance of agricultural systems.

Global Environment Facility

Global Environment Facility

Internetauftritt des Bundesministeriums für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

BMELV

IFAD

IFAD

UNU

UNU

UNESCO

UNESCO

ISESCO

ISESCO