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

News in 2018

GIAHS International Forum and Award ceremony for new GIAHS sites We are pleased to announce our upcoming GIAHS International Forum on the 19th April 2018.  The first session of the event will be dedicated to share the country experiences and lessons learned obtained through GIAHS designation and implementation of action plans for dynamic conservation by the minister-class participants from Chile, Italy, Japan Morocco, People’s Republic of China, and Tanzania. During the second session,...
GIAHS Workshop in Spain, February 8, 2018, Madrid On the occasion of the recognition of the first two Spanish GIAHS sites (first in Europe), the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA), organized a workshop dedicated to GIAHS in order to disseminate information about the program and present the two first Spanish GIAHS, appointed last November: · The production of muscatel grapes from the Comarca de la Axarquía (Málaga) · The...
On 25 January 2018, a joint workshop between GIAHS team and UNESCO was organized with the World Heritage Centre, at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, to share experiences and explore areas of cooperation in the field of agricultural heritage. The workshop was attended by Mr. Rene Castro, Assistant Director General of Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Division (CB), FAO GIAHS Secretariat and UNESCO World heritage Centre staff headed by Ms Rössler...
It is a great pleasure to announce the designation of the Rice Terraces in Southern Mountainous and Hilly Areas as 47th Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems site. Click here to discover the unique features of this new system
GIAHS experiences with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) A recent article of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) highlighted the critical inputs provided during the initial development of the GIAHS Programme, as well as the results achieved over time. Indeed, at the outset of the GIAHS Initiative, the GEF was a key player of the global partnership that contributed to the implementation of the project “Conservation and Adaptive Management of Globally Important Agricultural...
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