Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems

Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems

Did you know that the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has an initiative to conserve "Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems?" Well, they do.

"The GIAHS Initiative promotes public understanding, awareness, national and international recognition of Agricultural Heritage systems. Looking to safeguard the social, cultural, economic and environmental goods and services these provide to family farmers, smallholders, indigenous peoples and local communities, the initiative fosters an integrated approach combining sustainable agriculture and rural development."

Currently, the initiative is working on traditional agricultural systems in Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Turkey. You can find out more about these agricultural heritage systems, such as Mountain Rice Terrace Agro-Ecosystems or Hunting-Gathering Systems, including videos and photos, on the GIAHS website.

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