Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
Project meeting, Engaresero Maasai Pastoralist Heritage Area (Tanzania). © FAO/David Boerma.

News in 2018

Min Qingwen
As a result of the attentive screening and field survey conducted by the experts of the Scientific Advisory Group (SAG), three new GIAHS sites have been recognized in the SAG meeting of 28-30 November 2018:  1. Qanat–based Saffron Farming System in Gonabad, Islamic Republic of Iran 2. The Argan-based agro-sylvo-pastoral system within the area Ait Souab-Ait Mansour Region, Morocco 3. The Agricultural System Ancient Olive Trees Territorio Sénia, Spain For more information, please see...
Slim Zekri
In occasion of the 8th meeting of the GIAHS Scientific Advisory Group (SAG), from 28th to 30th November 2018, 2 new agricultural systems in Italy and in Islamic Republic of Iran were approved and designated as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems: - Soave Traditional Vineyards, Italy - Grape Production System in Jowzan Valley, Islamic Republic of Iran Click the names of the sits to discover the unique features of these new systems.
Yoshihide Endo
                                            This workshop was attended by officers from the Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, researchers of HBLFA Raumberg-Gumpenstein, representatives of local governments, farmer’s organizations, NGOs and the private sector. After opening remarks by Mr. Hausleitner, Headmaster of HBLFA Raumberg-Gumpenstein and Mr. Kucera, Director of the Federal Ministry, the GIAHS Coordinator of FAO, Mr. Endo, made a comprehensive presentation on GIAHS including its concepts, actual GIAHS sites in the world, concrete measures...
Clelia Puzzo
On 31st October 2018, the Mexican National authorities organized together with FAO Representation in Mexico, the first GIAHS National Workshop in Mexico.The objective of this Workshop was to launch a National strategy to disseminate GIAHS in the territory of Mexico, in addition to Mexico City, which has already one GIAHS site: the Chinampa agricultural system. Due to the environmental degradation that the planet is suffering, climate change, deforestation and loss...
Aurelie Fernandez
The GIAHS Secretariat has participated in the Salone del Gusto – Terra Madre in Turin from the 21st to the 24th of September. During this SlowFood event, we had the chance to meet with the Secretary General of SlowFood, Paolo Di Croce, and his staff in order to discuss the future collaboration between our two organizations. Our booth attracted many visitors who discovered some of the typical products from the GIAHS...
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