Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)

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L'Horta de València celebrates its first anniversary as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System

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On the occasion of the 1st Anniversary of the designation of the Historical Irrigation System in l'Horta de València in Spain, as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, the Cátedra Tierra Ciudadana of the Polytechnic University of Valencia celebrates a virtual dialogue with different actors to reflect and exchange ideas on how international recognition of a territory such as GIAHS can provide added value to agri-food initiatives in the peri-urban agricultural area of ​​Valencia.

About the GIAHS Programme

The total number of GIAHS worldwide reaches 62 in 22 countries. The programme highlights unique ways that rural communities have over generations forged to foster food security, viable livelihoods, resilient ecosystems and high levels of biodiversity, all while contributing to the formation of remarkable landscapes.


When: December 2, 2020

Time: 16:30 to 18:30 (Spanish time)

Where: Zoom Platform, register here

(Only Spanish)



José María Álvarez, director of the Cátedra Tierra Ciudadana/ Polytechnic University of Valencia.

Opening speakers:

Joan Ribó, Mayor of Valencia and Marta Cimas, Deputy Director General of International Relations and Community Affairs of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Spain (MAPA).


Santos Ruiz, Do Arros. GIAHS Valencia.

Raúl Jiménez, Valsipam Project.

Eva Sanchis, Mayor of Godella, Valencia.

Emiliano García, Councilor for Tourism, Valencia City Council.

Clelia Puzzo, FAO´s Officer, Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS).

Alejandro Ramón, Councilor for Tourism of the Valencia City Council.


Mireia Mollá, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development, Climate Emergency, and Ecological Transition of the Generalitat of Valencia.


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