Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
Project meeting, Engaresero Maasai Pastoralist Heritage Area (Tanzania). © FAO/David Boerma.
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Three new sites in Asia are the latest to have been formally recognized as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), underlining the importance of the continent’s centuries-old agricultural practices in feeding the world’s growing population and combating climate change and biodiversity loss.  
©FAO/Joao Roberto Ripper
FAO awards 24 systems in 12 countries, as immersive experience showcases GIAHS’ role Read the full article
©Photo courtesy of GIAHS Agro-Silvo-Pastoral System of the Leon Mountains
How remarkable systems of human and animal coexistence have helped preserve biodiversity and provide food security Read the full article
Since 2018, 24 new GIAHS in 12 countries have been designated. They represent not only stunning natural landscapes but also agricultural practices that create livelihoods in rural areas while combining biodiversity, resilient ecosystems, tradition and innovation.  On May 22 2023, representatives from the new sites will gather at FAO Headquarters to receive their certificates and present their agricultural heritage systems to the world. Watch the awards ceremony: •22 May, Morning Session  •22 May,...
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