Symposium on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and Family Farming
Virtual Event, 18/10/2021 - 20/10/2021
©Courtesy of GIAHS - Traditional Wasabi Cultivation in Shizuoka
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, through the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Programme, will organise the International Symposium on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and Family Farming from 18th to 20th of October 2021.The Symposium will focus on how the main features of GIAHS sites and the UN Decade of Family Farming action plan can jointly strengthen the multidimensionality of family farming.
The event will welcome speakers from family farmers’ associations and several testimonies by GIAHS site representatives. It targets farmers and their associations, UN Decade of Family Farming stakeholders, GIAHS sites stakeholders, policymakers and government officers, researchers, NGOs and relevant officers of FAO, IFAD, and other UN agencies.
The outcomes of the Symposium will include an improved understanding of the importance of family farming, of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming and of the GIAHS Programme and how the latter can promote family farming by identifying effective measures and actions well as supporting governance instruments.