Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
Project meeting, Engaresero Maasai Pastoralist Heritage Area (Tanzania). © FAO/David Boerma.
European Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems will organize a launching webinar event for a "Network of GIAHS territories" in Europe next 23 February, the idea is to test and implement a tourism-related development promoting the socio-economic development based on sustainable exploitation of their tourism resources as innovative solutions for reducing the extinction risks of Agricultural Heritage systems.The European Union-funded project known as VALSIPAM (Valorisation of the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems...
GIAHS site representatives from China, Japan, Peru, Morocco, Spain and Tanzania shared their experiences and challenges on the sustainable use of natural resources as well as the types and functions of their ecosystem services. They explored how GIAHS can contribute to the objectives of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Aware of the importance of keeping our planet’s ecosystems alive and healthy, the Food and Agriculture Organization through the Secretariat of the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) organized the virtual...
Japan is stepping up funding for FAO in three key areas, Vice-Minister for International Affairs at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) Makoto Osawa told Director-General QU Dongyu, as the two officials met virtually today. Osawa went on to list the strengthening of agricultural supply chains in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic; the promotion of traditional healthy diets; and statistical capacity.
©FAO/Jean Gault
In this interview, Mohammed Bachri, Director of Strategy and Partnerships of the National Agency for the Development of Oasis Zones and Argan, explains how the GIAHS framework is one of the responses to the challenges of Climate Change adaptation and sustainable rural development. Find out how Morocco values the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems approach to manage vulnerable rural areas. Read the full story here (only in French)
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