Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
Project meeting, Engaresero Maasai Pastoralist Heritage Area (Tanzania). © FAO/David Boerma.
©FAO/Abdelhakim Aissaoui
Tunisia's traditional Ramli agricultural systems in the lagoons of Ghar El Melh and its hanging gardens from Djebba El Olia, have been recognized as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), a designation managed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It is the second time Tunisian sites have won the GIAHS recognition, after Gafsa Oases in 2011. Read more.
Rome.- The GIAHS-Secretariat is pleased to announce the launching of its Webinar Series with a Session on Sustainable Tourism and Agricultural Heritage on Thursday, June 11, from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Rome time) via Zoom. The session will be hosted by  Endo Yoshihide, GIAHS Program Coordinator with special guest speakers: Dirk Glaesser, Director of Sustainable Development of Tourism at the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and Bernardino Sperandio, Mayor...
Time for Nature – 5 June is World Environment Day and this year the focus is on biodiversity, calling for nature to be at the heart of all decision-making. In the context of a post-COVID-19 world, this year’s theme is an opportunity to highlight the need to 'build back better', in harmony with the nature that our ecosystems and health depend on. Sound ecosystem management is the solution to achieve food security and protect human...
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The University of Florence supported by the Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development is the first institution to organize a master course to identify and map potential Globally Important Agricultural Heritage (GIAHS) sites all over the world. The FAO Programme on “Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems” is the scientific reference used by the University to explore the characteristics of the registered landscapes in Italy by using the lens of dynamic conservation...
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