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

News in 2018

Since 2016, fourteen new sites have been designated as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, including the first ones in Europe. As with other designated sites, these systems highlight agricultural traditions that promote sustainability, safeguard biodiversity and protect the environment while supporting the social and economic development necessary for stable, decent livelihoods.  The 14 new sites range from oases to rice terraces, wasabi cultivation to raisin production. They are fascinating places that...
Thursday 19 April 2018 10.30 to 17.00 hours.
In occasion of the 6th meeting of the GIAHS Scientific Advisory Group (SAG), the first GIAHS site from Portugal, Barroso Agro-Sylvo-Pastoral system has been designated. It is also a third European and Central Asia Region. Click here to discover the unique features of this system
In occasion of the 6th meeting of the GIAHS Scientific Advisory Group (SAG), from 8 to 9 March 2018, 2 new agricultural systems in Japan were approved and designated as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems: - Nishi-Awa Steep Slope Land Agriculture System - Traditional Wasabi Cultivation in Shizuoka Click the names of the sits to discover the unique features of these new systems.
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