Sistemas Importantes del Patrimonio Agrícola Mundial (SIPAM)

Announcement of Regional Workshop to promote Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)

Nouakchott, Mauritania, 6 June 2015

FAO and Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) will hold a regional workshop to promote GIAHS and establish a National Commission for GIAHS from 10th to 11th June in Mauritania.

The objectives of this workshop are as follows:

1) Start the GIAHS Initiative in Mauritania and set up the National Commission for GIAHS;

2) Familiarize the representatives from West African countries with the concept of GIAHS, the core values of agricultural heritage, and opportunities for collaboration;

3) Share knowledge, experiences and lessons learned by outstanding examples of GIAHS in North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia) on promoting dynamic conservation of biodiversity in GIAHS sites

4) Discuss the terms of reference of the National Commission of Mauritania and prepare its program of activities.

Click here for downloading Concept Note (French).