Systèmes Ingénieux du Patrimoine Agricole Mondial (SIPAM)

News in 2015

Four new Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems from Bangladesh and Japan were awarded by FAO Director-General

Rome, Italy, 15 December 2015

On 15th December 2015, four systems were newly designated as GIAHS on the occasion of Joint Meeting of GIAHS Steering and Scientific Committee. Director-General of FAO awarded certificates to representatives from each site. Read more>

"Discover GIAHS - Agricultural Heritage in Japan", Japan Pavilion, Milano Expo (16th to 21st October 2015)

Milan, Italy, 16 October 2015

From October 16 to 21, 2015, five Japanese local governments which holds GIAHS sites (Niigata, Ishikawa, Shizuoka, Oita and Kumamoto) jointly organized exhibition of their GIAHS sites, their food and agricultural products, traditional cultures and local cuisine, and beauty of their natural landscapes, on the occasion of Milano Expo in the Japanese Pavilion. Read more>

Announcement of Second High Level Training on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, 5-19 September 2015, Beijing, China

Beijing, China, 1 September 2015

Following the successful experience of the 2014 "First High Level Training" to identify new GIAHS sites, FAO, together with the Center of International Cooperation Services (CICOS) of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture, is organizing a Second High Level Training from 5 to 19 September 2015. Read more>

Fostering East Asian Research on Agricultural Heritage Systems

Sado, Japan, 16 July 2015

On 23-25 June, the “Second Conference for East Asia Researh Assoociation for Agricultural Heritage Systems (ERAHS)” was successfully held in Sado City, Niigata Prefecture. Read more>

Workshop on apricots fall in the oasis of Gafsa

Gafsa, Tunisia, 3 July 2015

Regional Commissary for Agricultural Development of Gafsa (CRDA Gafsa) and the Association for the Safeguard of the Medina of Gafsa (ASM Gafsa) held workshop on the phenomenon apricots falling in the oases of Gafsa on 12th June 2015, at the headquarters of CRDA Gafsa, as part of the project "Integrated fight against the Mediterranean fruit fly in the oases of Gafsa" supported by the FAO in Tunisia. Read more>

Milan Expo 2015: GIAHS Cultural Show Attracted Large Crowds

Milan, Italy, 12 June 2015

It’s not every day you see unique GIAHS cultural show in Milan EXPO, but this week, visitors and exhibitors of the EXPO had enjoyed the cultural show, folk dances and music, the taste of history of agricultural civilization, the richness of China’s culture and agricultural heritage sites that are all featured in the China Pavilion “Land of Hope, Food of Life”. Read more>

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 Comission of GIAHS from 10th to 11th June in Mauritania. Read more>

Saving the rice heritage: three women setting examples

Ifugao, Philippines, 19 May 2015

Three women making a difference in their own way, contributing to sustainably manage and conserve the ancient Ifugao Rice Terraces – an agricultural and cultural heritage while helping to make their living and livelihoods better. Read more>

Asia-Pacific’s World Agricultural Heritage sites offer future food security solutions

Bangkok, Thailand, 5 May 2015

Today participants from more than 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific region attended an event in Bangkok on the growing importance of indigineous food systems in food security. Among those speaking at the opening of a three-day workshop on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) for Asia and the Pacific was Hiroyuki Konuma, Assistant Director-General and regional representative for Asia and the Pacific. Read more>

Announcement of Second Regional Workshop on GIAHS to be held in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand, 23 April 2015

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) - Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific (RAP) in collaboration with the Land and Water Division (NRL) are organizing the “Second Regional Workshop on the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)”. The workshop will be held in Bangkok from 5-7 May 2015. Read more>

China’s annual workshop on GIAHS held

Fuzhou, China, 15 April 2015

The Center of International Cooperation Service (CICOS) of MOA hosted the 2nd China Workshop on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) in Fuzhou of Fujian Province on March 31st, 2015. Read more>

FAO-China South-South Cooperation - to invest on promotion and protection of agricultural heritage

Rome, Italy, 28 January 2015

FAO and the People’s Republic of China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the implementation of the Globally Important Agricultural Systems (GIAHS) Initiative. Read more>