Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
Project meeting, Engaresero Maasai Pastoralist Heritage Area (Tanzania). © FAO/David Boerma.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the tourism sector hard and international travel in particular has suffered a blow, particularly impacting rural people whose livelihoods may rely on foreign visitors. But with every challenge there is an opportunity, and this is one to build tourism back better: more sustainably, more fairly, promoting non-traditional, rural destinations and creating more resilient livelihoods for local communities. One way of doing this is through ‘agritourism’. It...
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...
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