Agricultural Heritage: Looking beyond food production and ecosystem services

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GIAHS side event during CGRFA14
Wednesday 17 April 2013 13:00 – 15:00  – FAO Iran Room (B-116), Rome, Italy

CGRFA  and the GIAHS Initiative share  the common goal of  conserving biodiversity for food and agriculture and promoting its use in support of global food security and sustainable development, for present and future generations.

Over the past decade, FAO GIAHS Initiative has been piloting an innovative model for engaging communities, local and national governments in the adaptive management of agricultural heritage and conservation of system’s goods and services. It has served as learning laboratories for new ways to sustain nature’s bounty, ecosystems’ health, conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and genetic resources for food and agriculture, protection of traditional knowledge system, culture, and more importantly, for building a bridge for the sustainable future.

The Side Event will feature humanity’s agricultural heritage systems and their importance to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity for food security and nutrition, and in revitalization of rural communities.


  • Chair and Moderator: Mr  Parviz Koohafkan, GIAHS Partnership Coordinator


  • Ms. Teresa Agüero, ODEPA, Chile
  • Mr. Taisuke Ono, Vice Governor, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
  • Mr Pablo Eyzaguirre, Bioversity International
  • Mr Shakeel bhatti, Secretary, ITPGRFA

Open Forum and  Discussions