Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
Project meeting, Engaresero Maasai Pastoralist Heritage Area (Tanzania). © FAO/David Boerma.
Through the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) programme, FAO helps preserve the agricultural heritage that safeguards the biodiversity essential to our environment while providing livelihoods for rural communities.
(c) GIAHS Spain - Malaga Raisin Production System in La Axarquía.
On 15 September 2022 the“Landcare Europe”, in close collaboration with the Food and Agriculture of the United Nations (FAO)GIAHS Secretariat and ProfessorAgnoletti, UNESCO Chair for Agricultural Heritage Landscapes from the University of Firenze, co-organized the online webinar “GIAHS potential in Europe - an information session with GIAHS experts.”  The session, generally, aimed to inform participants about a) FAO´s Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems programme,b) the unique features of GIAHS compared to...
People’s Government of Shexian County, China
Shexian dryland stone terraced system is a rain-fed agricultural system in the mountains, developed by the local ancestors through adapting to and transforming the harsh natural environment and inherited from generation to generation. The dryland terrace system has outstanding soil and water conservation abilities. This practice explains the process of building stone terraced fields includes constructing stone shelters (known as Shi’anzi), piling stone ridges and backfilling soil in three phases.
© FAO/Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Qingtian County, P.R.China
Qingtian, China The World Conference on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems was held in Qingtian, Zheijang Province in China from 17 to 19 July 2022. The topic of the conference focused on Agricultural Heritage for Rural Prosperity. The conference invited more than 200 participants from 31 countries and international organizations, related ministries, departments, bureaus and directly affiliated units, agricultural departments of some provinces and cities, governments of GIAHS sites, private sectors and...
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