Committee on Agriculture (COAG)

Side event #5

Recognizing the role of Agricultural Heritage Systems in sustainable agriculture and rural development (GIAHS)

Wednesday 28 September,12:45–14:15, Iran Room

About the event
: The side event will provide an opportunity to discuss the fundamental issues related to GIAHS with permanent representatives and delegates to COAG. Moreover, it will be an occasion for sharing concrete experiences and lessons learned from the implementation of GIAHS, including the challenges faced by GIAHS member countries, as well as the benefits derived from their recognition. Furthermore, country delegates and permanent representatives will have the chance to exchange views and opinions in an open debate.

Provisional agenda
Moderator: Mauro Agnoletti, Vice-Chair of the GIAHS Scientific Advisory Group (SAG)
Welcome remarks: Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director General, Coordinator for Natural Resources
Keynote speakers
– H.E. Niu Dun, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of China to FAO
– H.E. Pierfrancesco Sacco, Permanent Representative of Italy to FAO
– H.E. Fernando Ayala, Permanent Representative of Chile to FAO
Country experience sharing
– GIAHS experiences in Japan (Makiko Uemoto, Deputy Director, International Organizations Division, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Government of Japan)
– Integration of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems in Morocco. Designation of the first GIAHS “Oasis froides et agdals d’Imilchil Amelagou” (Seddik Saidi, Expert and focal point for first implementation of GIAHS in Morocco)

Open forum and discussion

Refreshments including products from GIAHS sites will be offered before the side event

Languages: Chinese, English, French, Spanish
Twitter hashtag: #COAG25

Side event will be webcast