Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
Project meeting, Engaresero Maasai Pastoralist Heritage Area (Tanzania). © FAO/David Boerma.
©FAO/GIAHS Huzhou Mulberry-dyke and Fish Pond System
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People's Republic of China, in collaboration with FAO’s Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems Secretariat, will hold the 7th High-Level online Training course on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems from 8th to 16th of September 2021. The training aims to raise awareness and share experiences about the GIAHS concept and its potential for sustainable rural development. Some 16 GIAHS and non-GIAHS countries will participate in the training,...
©ESA/NASA–T. Pesquet
The European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Goodwill Ambassador, posted in his Flickr account this amazing shot from space of the Historical Irrigation System at l'Horta de València, in Spain. Check the Pesquet Flickr album here.      
© FAO/ Lena Gubler
Countries of the vast and diverse Europe and Central Asia region receive guidance on an eco-friendly transformation of their agrifood systems. Current agricultural systems of the region are extremely polarized with large-scale intensive agriculture and smallholder farming being at opposite ends. A new approach, called nature-based solutions, can help integrate both modalities, while facing current social challenges, and making use of scientific and technological advances in collaboration with nature, thus transforming...
North Africa abounds in traditional agricultural systems that are remarkable both for the high levels of cultivated biodiversity they represent and for the reservoir of traditional agricultural and culinary knowledge that they have been transmitting for centuries.
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