Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
Project meeting, Engaresero Maasai Pastoralist Heritage Area (Tanzania). © FAO/David Boerma.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) Programme welcomes the UN General Assembly's resolution adopting May 10th as the International Day of Argania. The UN resolution, submitted by Morocco, was co-sponsored by 113 member states of the United Nations and adopted by consensus. In December 2018, FAO recognized the Argan-based agro-sylvo-pastoral system within the area of Ait Souab-Ait and Mansour in Morocco as a Globally Important...
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European Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems will organize a launching webinar event for a "Network of GIAHS territories" in Europe next 23 February, the idea is to test and implement a tourism-related development promoting the socio-economic development based on sustainable exploitation of their tourism resources as innovative solutions for reducing the extinction risks of Agricultural Heritage systems.The European Union-funded project known as VALSIPAM (Valorisation of the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems...
GIAHS site representatives from China, Japan, Peru, Morocco, Spain and Tanzania shared their experiences and challenges on the sustainable use of natural resources as well as the types and functions of their ecosystem services. They explored how GIAHS can contribute to the objectives of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Aware of the importance of keeping our planet’s ecosystems alive and healthy, the Food and Agriculture Organization through the Secretariat of the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) organized the virtual...
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