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Project meeting, Engaresero Maasai Pastoralist Heritage Area (Tanzania). © FAO/David Boerma.

News in 2017

 Agroecology and GIAHS: how can innovative systemic approaches contribute to sustainable development? FAO, Malaysia Room, 23rd March 2017   The Permanent Representations of Italy, France and China with the collaboration of GIAHS are organizing on 23 March 2017 the following  seminar “Agroecology and the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS): how can innovative systemic approaches contribute to sustainable development?” The seminar will highlight the synergies between Agroecology and GIAHS. Both offer theoretical and practical...
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“GIAHS project came to us at a right time. It has given us the knowledge on how to take good care of our coffee. We no longer use strong industrial pesticides or fertiliser and instead we’ve opted for cow urine and dung for the purpose.” So says Candida Tesha to 40 delegates who visited her village in Tanzania to witness the positive changes that happened since the village was recognised as...
Within the framework of South-South Cooperation, FAO and the Government of China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the capacity development of member states in the implementation and management of the GIAHS programme. The objective of the High Level Training is to train national staff to become focal points for GIAHS, including government resource officers or academicians. The aim is to encourage them to initiate, implement and manage a GIAHS...
Diwa, 28 October 2016: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) awarded the Dates Production Sector in Siwa Oasis, the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Certificate which makes the Oasis a globally important agricultural heritage system because it preserved the environmental and heritage ecosystem in the cultivation of Dates. The GIAHS Certificate was announced during the Egyptian Dates Palm Festival  that took place in Siwa from 27-29 October 2016...
During the Second Meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group(SAG), held in Rome from 10 to 12 October 2016, new criteria for selection and Action Plan were discussed. As a result of a deep discussion and considering the GIAHS experience in the past years of implementation of the concept, the Members of SAG have revised and updated the GIAHS Selection criteria. The new criteria will become operational in 2017. All the countries starting...