What are Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems（GIAHS）？
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) began this project in 2002 as a global system aiming for the stable securement of food. Future generations must learn the traditional agriculture and farming methods, the culture that has developed through them, the landscape, and the biodiversity as all these come together and this project is an attempt at preserving and continuing to make the most of this designated globally important agriculture system (includes forestry and fisheries).
57 certified GIAHS in the world (as of Dec 2018)
- 11 sites in Japan
- 29 sites in Asia (not including Japan)
- 8 sites in Africa
- 3 sites in Latin America
- 6 sites in Europe