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

News in 2017

1)      Promoting awareness on GIAHS, its basic concept, approaches, impacts and benefits; 2)      Sharing knowledge, experiences gained and lessons learnt on the dynamic conservation, as well as on the role of traditional agricultural systems for the development of the rural territory, mitigation and adaptation to climate change as well as agrobiodiversity and biocultural diversity; 3)      Familiarizing main stakeholders with GIAHS process, including building up on the capacity of countries in the region to...
GIAHS activities in Kilimanjaro slopes, Tanzania, have been mentioned on FAO Climate Change webpage. http://www.fao.org/climate-change/news/detail/en/c/881113/
 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...
©FAO/E. Kihaule
“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...
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