Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)

New deadline: FAO - Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems Programme call for experts

01 May 2021

Establishing a new GIAHS Scientific Advisory Group

Rome- The FAO - Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems Programme opens the process of establishing a new Scientific Advisory Groupfor the 2021-2022 term. 

The Programme is seeking for five qualify experts in total, three new experts representing Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific regions and two new experts without a regional requirement who are considered as having qualifications to perform the expected task. 

The GIAHS Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) is an expert body, composed of 9 members nominated by FAO’s Director-General, in their individual capacity (not as a representative of a member country) taking into account regional and gender balance, to evaluate GIAHS proposal documents and make a final decision of designating Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems.  

The Scientific Advisory Group members will be selected based on their skills and experience and expertise in one of the following fields: agronomy, forestry, fisheries, natural resource management, ecology and biodiversity conservation, human sciences related to agriculture, landscape approaches, sustainable rural development, agricultural economics and policy, or related fields.

For the applicants from the North American region, please submit the CV at your earliest convenience, but no later than 06 June 2021.

The submissions of CVs in response to the call for experts should be sent to:

[email protected] 


FAO’s Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) programme helps identify ways to mitigate threats faced by farmers and enhance the benefits derived from these systems.

Vital to achieving food and livelihood security, 62 sites in 22 countries have now been officially recognized as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), dynamic spaces where culture, biodiversity and sustainable agricultural techniques coexist.