Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)

The Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) are agroecosystems inhabited by communities that live in an intricate relationship with their territory. These evolving sites are resilient systems characterized by remarkable agrobiodiversity, traditional knowledge, invaluable cultures and landscapes, sustainably managed by farmers, herders, fisherfolk, and forest people in ways that contribute to their livelihoods and food security. Through the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems Programme, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has designated over 80 sites around the world. Read more

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Xianju Ancient Chinese Waxberry Composite System in Zhejiang Province, China

Sonteul (hand net) Fishery System for gathering Marsh Clam in Seomjingang River, Republic of Korea

Andean chakra: an ancestral agricultural system of Kichwas Cotacachi Communities, Ecuador

Fallen Leaves Compost Agroforestry System in Musashino Upland, in the peri-urban area of Tokyo, Japan

The Amazonian Chakra, a traditional agroforestry system managed by Indigenous communities in Napo province, Ecuador

Tongling White Ginger Plantation System in Anhui Province, China

Traditional Walnut Agricultural System in Tuyserkan, Hamedan Province, Islamic Republic of Iran

Traditional Hay milk Farming in the Austrian Alpine Arc, Austria

Ancient Traditional Gardens of Qazvin Bāghestān, Islamic Republic of Iran

Kuancheng Traditional Chestnut Eco-Planting System in Hebei Province, China

Integrated Farming System for Harmonizing People and Cattle in the Mikata District, Japan

The subalpine pastures of Andorra, Andorra

Jeju Haenyeo Fisheries System, Republic of Korea

Estahban Rainfed Fig Orchards Heritage System, Fars Province, Islamic Republic of Iran


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