Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
Project meeting, Engaresero Maasai Pastoralist Heritage Area (Tanzania). © FAO/David Boerma.
Did you know that most of the world uses the same two words for tea? One variation is the one used in English (tea), French (thé), Spanish (té) and Dutch (thee). The other is a variation of chá (in Mandarin and Cantonese), such as chai in Hindi, shay in Arabic and chay in Russian. There’s an interesting reason for this.
The Jasmine-tea system is a main source of livelihood support to the local community as it involves diversified agriculture provisions. In this whole process production, mushrooms, jasmine tea, milk and meat are produced. In addition, farming in the tea plantations begins in February, producing tea leaves and other food.Fuzhou is the most important city in producing jasmine tea in China, where jasmine and tea industries are a major source of...
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Valle Salado is located in the town of Salinas de Añana (Alava, Basque Country), approximately 30 km from the capital city, in northern Spain. It is crossed by two small rivers which join at the centre of the valley and sits on a giant salt bubble from a sea that disappeared millions of years ago. Thanks to the existence of a geological phenomenon called Diapir and to the injection of fresh...
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today marked the first UN International Day of Argania by participating in a high-level virtual event in Morocco that highlighted the importance of argan trees in preserving biodiversity and providing livelihoods.Maria Helena Semedo, FAO Deputy Director-General, said the event was “a great opportunity” for Morocco and for the dry zones of Africa to highlight the importance of the argan tree.“The...
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