The 4 Newest Agricultural Heritage Sites | Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS/FAO) | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Since 2016, fourteen new sites have been designated as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, including the first ones in Europe. As with other designated sites, these systems highlight agricultural traditions that promote sustainability, safeguard biodiversity and protect the environment while supporting the social and economic development necessary for stable, decent livelihoods. An heritage to preserve and transmit to next generations.

The current list of 14 sites range from oases to rice terraces, wasabi cultivation to raisin production. They are fascinating places that have shaped landscapes into works of art and have protected sustainable ways of living and producing food. Among them, the Agricultural System of Valle Salado de Añana and the Malaga Raisin Production System in La Axarquía, Spain and the Siwa Oasis, Egypt.

In 2018 the Barroso Agro-sylvo-pastoral System in Portugal has been designated with 3 other sites. Many other sites in the Mediterranean are potentially concerned by this international recognition!