Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
Project meeting, Engaresero Maasai Pastoralist Heritage Area (Tanzania). © FAO/David Boerma.
©FAO/ Liana John
The potato has a long history that began in the Andes of South America about 8 000 years ago when communities of hunters and gatherers began domesticating wild potato plants that grew around Lake Titicaca. Much later, around the 16th century, the Spanish brought the potato to Europe from Peru and began growing it in their country. These tubers grown in Spain were then sent around Europe as exotic gifts...
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 third Regional Dialogue on GIAHS for Europe and Central Asia is a forum for GIAHS actors from across the region. Scientists and experts will provide scientific evidence gleaned from the work carried out in these agricultural systems, share keys to the resilience that characterizes these systems, and discuss the current threats that put their sustainability at risk.
From the Ecuadorian Amazon to Austrian hay milk production, from the historic oases of Gafsa in Tunisia to a peri-urban agro-ecological system in Tokyo, Japan. Featuring insights from Kotaro Ezawa, a food supply chain operator, on supporting sustainable agricultural practices through Mamano Chocolate  ge With presenters from GIAHS systems from Japan, Austria, Ecuador and Tunisia     Rome, Italy – Experts and representatives from four continents convened to explore sustainable practices in their traditional agricultural...
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