Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
Project meeting, Engaresero Maasai Pastoralist Heritage Area (Tanzania). © FAO/David Boerma.
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©FAO/Sabina Mirauta Brussels. - The Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems Programme presented its innovative approach at the European Summit of Regions and Cities in Mons.   Clelia Puzzo, Programme Specialist from the GIAHS Secretariat, highlighted the relevance of the GIAHS approach for the European Regions and Cities through rural development actions, promotion of territorial food systems, and transmission of traditional knowledge, and connecting heritage values with sustainability and innovation. On the margins of...
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Salzburg.- Austria, marked a significant milestone as it celebrated the formal recognition of Traditional Hay Milk Farming in the Austrian Alpine Arc as a FAO Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS). The event, attended by 800 guests, mainly farmers from the region, included the participation of Salzburg Governor, Wilfried Haslauer, and GIAHS Coordinator, Endo Yoshihide, representing the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. "The designation of hay milk farming...
© Photo courtesy of GIAHS Portugal - Barroso Agro-sylvo-pastoral System
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.
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For 20 years, FAO has recognised sites around the world that combine remarkable landscapes with traditional knowledge of resilient and sustainable management of land and natural resources.
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