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Agroecology and GIAHS (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems) - FAO 14 March 2017

Date:

03/21/2017


Agroecology and GIAHS (Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems) - FAO 14 March 2017

The seminar aims at exploring the synergies and mutual “fertilization” between the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) and Agroecology, aiming at identifying theoretical and practical avenues for innovative solutions. While landscape planning offers the framework for developing effective conservation policies and historical investigations (such as historical ecology and environmental history) and can help to understand the community’s co-adaptation to the natural environment and the construction of heritage values, scientific approaches like agroecology can play a crucial role for the long term management of GIAHS sites. On the other hand, the focus of agroecological approaches on enhancing the circular economy and on the environmental, social and economic performance of agriculture, as well as the study of compromises between ecosystem services, could substantially benefit from the knowledge provided by the ingenious agri-cultural systems of GIAHS.


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