Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
Project meeting, Engaresero Maasai Pastoralist Heritage Area (Tanzania). © FAO/David Boerma.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, through the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) Programme, will organise the International Symposium on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems and Family Farming from 18th to 20th of October 2021. 
The application deadline will be on 30 October 2021 The FAO Programme on “Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems” is the scientific reference used by the University to explore the characteristics of the registered landscapes in Italy by using the lens of dynamic conservation and sustainable development for the planning and management of traditional agricultural heritage systems. The overall aim of the GIAHS Programme is to identify and preserve agricultural systems of global...
Agritourism, ecotourism and other forms of landscape-based tourism serves as an important driver of socio-economic growth. Itincreases and diversifies household incomes, enhances job opportunities, increases resilience of livelihoods, and helps conservenatural and cultural heritage, and pristine biodiversity across landscapes.A recent Memorandum of Understanding between UNWTO and FAO emphasizes the cross-cutting nature of tourism and therelevance of cooperation at all levels to ensure sectoral collaboration. It envisages collaborative activities among FAO’s...
©Christabel Clark
All seems at peace. Just the sound of bleating goats and clanging tin cooking pots ring out over the land as the sun sets between Tanzania’s Lake Natron and the mountain of Ol Doinyo Lengai, meaning ‘Mountain of God’ in the Maasai language. These two powerful symbols of nature make the village of Engaresero spectacularly unique.
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