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FAO Workshop on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) for Europe and Central Asia (Morning session)

Iraq Room (FAO headquarters)
Start: 09:20 GMT(+2)

-Welcome Remarks. René Castro Salazar, Assistant Director-General, Climate, Biodiversity, Land and Water Department

-Brief introduction of the entire workshop schedule. Yoshihide Endo, GIAHS Coordinator

-Group Photo


Session 1. Introduction and overview of the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)

-GIAHS concept, programme, sites around the world, Dynamic Conservation approach. Yoshihide Endo, Clelia Maria Puzzo – GIAHS Secretariat

-GIAHS in the European Context. Mauro Agnoletti, Professor, University of Firenze, Chairman of the GIAHS Scientific Advisory Group (SAG)


Q&A Session


Coffee Break


Session 2. GIAHS Relevance for Global Issues

-GIAHS, Biodiversity and Climate Change: the state of Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Irene Hoffmann, Secretary, Commission of Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA)

-GIAHS and Agro-Ecology. TBC

-Social-ecological values of ancient wood-pastures in Eastern Europe. Tamás Réka, Pogány-havas Association, Romania

-Traditional agriculture and forestry in northernmost Europe – human impact on landscapes and the resulting cultural heritage. Prof. Lars Östlund, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

-Recognizing the interconnections of natural and cultural heritage in conserving agricultural landscapes. Nora Mitchell, Adjunct Professor, University of Vermont. Member of IUCN WCPA and ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes


Q&A Session


Topics: Agriculture & crops
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