Climate Change

Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)

In order to safeguard and support the world’s agri-cultural heritage systems, FAO started an initiative for the identification and the dynamic conservation of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage systems (GIAHS) in 2002. These traditional agricultural systems represent models of sustainable agricultural production. 4 GIAHS sites were featured in FAO’s Climate-Smart Agriculture sourcebookRice-fish agriculture systems in ChinaSustainable practices of nomadic pastoralists in Iran,Peruvian Andes and Kuttanad below-sea-level farming system. Find out more via FAO's GIAHS website.