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

News in 2018

Minabe-Tanabe GIAHS Promotion Association, Japan
The 5th Conference of the East Asia Research Association for Agricultural Heritage Systems (ERAHS) was held from 26th to 29th August 2018 in Wakayama Prefecture Minabe-Tanabe region, Japan, home to the "Minabe and Tanabe Ume System" which was designated as GIAHS, . ERAHS, originated from the concept by United Nations University (UNU), was established by the proposal of China to promote exchanging academic exchanges amongst designated GIAHS sites in China, Japan...
The GIAHS Secretariat has participated in the Salone del Gusto – Terra Madre in Turin from the 21st to the 24th of September. During this SlowFood event, we had the chance to meet with the Secretary General of SlowFood, Paolo Di Croce, and his staff in order to discuss the future collaboration between our two organizations. Our booth attracted many visitors who discovered some of the typical products from the GIAHS...
We are glad to announce our participation in the Origins, Diversity and Territories (ODT) Forum and the Salone del Gusto – Terra Madre in Turin, Italy.   GIAHS Secretariat has actively worked for the co-organization of a workshop taking place during the ODT Forum in Turin from the 19th to the 21st of September. In the workshop 5 we co-organize, traditional farming and valorisation of local products in remoted and rural areas...
  With the support of the Japanese government, FAO has created a short movie to explain what is GIAHS. The video introduces what GIAHS is, how many sites are designated, and explains how they are recognized, taking one example of Wakayama prefecture in Japan. Not only does the video illustrate the process to the recognition, it also highlights the importance of conservation, passing it on to the future generations. YouTube link to the...
In occasion of the 7th meeting of the GIAHS Scientific Advisory Group (SAG), from 2nd to 4th July 2018, 2 new agricultural systems in Italy, first site for the country, and in Republic of Korea were approved and designated as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems: - Geumsan traditional ginseng agricultural system, the Republic of Korea - Olive groves of the slopes between Assisi and Spoleto, Italy Click the names of the sits to discover the...
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