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

News in 2017

SOCLA
  El Congreso Latinoamericano de Agroecología es organizado en cada dos años por la Sociedad Científica Latinoamericana de Agroecología (SOCLA). Estos congresos presentan el estado de arte de la agroecología en Latinoamérica y Iberoamérica. El Secretariado SIPAM ha sido invitado a participar en el evento, ya que figura como una de las estrategias más eficaces para reconocer el valor de los sistemas tradicionales, ofreciendo al mismo tiempo oportunidades para el desarrollo económico...
China-MoA
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 and academicians. The aim is to encourage them to initiate, implement and manage a GIAHS...
FAO This Monday, the Secretariat of the GIAHS Programme in Rome, Italy, informed Erasto Ensástiga Santiago, General Coordinator of the AZP (Authority in charge of the conservation of the Chinampa area) of the Government of Mexico City, that all the requirements of the Scientific Advisory Group were met and the system is designated as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS). The application of the chinampa system was endorsed and supported by...
FAO
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed today in Rome, FAO HQ, between H.E. the Vice Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and Environment, of the Kingdom of Spain, Mr. Jaime Haddad Sánchez de Cueto, and the FAO Deputy Director-General, Coordinator for Natural Resources, Mrs. Maria Helena Semedo. The main purpose of the MoU is to encourage the development of the GIAHS Programme in Spain, through the identification of new potential GIAHS sites,...
In 2011 the first Algerian GIAHS site, the Ghout oasis system, was designated in Oued Souf region. After several years of experience on management of this GIAHS site, Algeria has reconfirmed its high interest in the GIAHS programme and FAO GIAHS National meeting was held by FAO Algeria from the 3rd to 4th of July 2017 in Algiers. Several ministries (Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries; Ministry of Country Planning,...
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