Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
Project meeting, Engaresero Maasai Pastoralist Heritage Area (Tanzania). © FAO/David Boerma.
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  Despite COVID-19, four GIAHS tea production sites celebrate International Tea Day 2020 The pandemic has severely affected the world as we know it. Farmers have seen their routines disrupted and in many cases, their livelihoods put at risk.   Despite this challenging global crisis, farmers have shown their capacity for resilience and, as stewards of nature, continue to guarantee our food security. FAO’s Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) programme helps identify ways...
Celebrating tea Recognizing the long history and deep cultural and economic significance of tea around the world, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 May as International Tea Day, calling on FAO to lead the observance.  Tea production and processing are a main source of livelihoods for millions of families, particularly in developing countries. The celebration promotes the sustainable production, consumption and trade of tea, and offers an opportunity for actors at...
In a world of cultural differences, is there one thing that can bind everyone together? Well, we all need to eat. Drink too, in fact. Interestingly enough, the drink most often chosen around the world after water, is tea. It is loved by millions from India to England, Afghanistan to Algeria - each culture with its own tradition. Despite tea being centuries old, the world’s passion for the drink shows no...
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The resilience of Valencia’s “L’Horta” in times of COVID-19 Amparo Aleixandre's routine is no longer the same. These days, she receives orders through text messages, most of them come from her neighbors in the town of El Palmar, an island with about 700 inhabitants, surrounded by the Albufera lagoon, rice crops and orchards. El Palmar is several kilometers away from Valencia, Spain. Read the story here
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