The Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) is a project established in 2002 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), an international organization whose aim is to ensure food security, with the purpose of maintaining the land use that protects biodiversity, traditional agriculture and farming methods that make full use of the environment, rural culture and landscapes, which are being lost in the process of modernization, as integrated "agricultural systems", and passing them on to future generations. There are currently 62 systems in 22 countries that have been designated by the FAO as GIAHS.

The International Conference on GIAHS 2021 will be held in the Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture this autumn to commemorate the 10th anniversary of "Noto's Satoyama and Satoumi" being designated as the first GIAHS in Japan. Relevant parties from international organizations such as the FAO, along with representatives from designated sites in Japan and abroad, policy makers, and researchers, will gather to discuss their contribution to global issues such as climate change and biodiversity conservation, as well as measures for further utilization and conservation of GIAHS, while sharing the experiences of the respective designated sites. Designated sites will affirm to work together to revitalize local economies, train successors, conserve biodiversity among others, in order to sustain agriculture, forestry, and fishery systems.


This registration is to join the International Conference on GIAHS 2021 (GIAHS2021) online. You can join the GIAHS2021 live and watch on-demand (scheduled from early December until the 31st) after the Conference.

Registration period

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - Friday, December 31, 2021
*Online viewing site will open on November 25, 2021.

How to register

Please click the “New Registration” button below. Registrations by phone, fax, or e-mail are not accepted. When registration is successfully done, you will receive a confirmation e-mail titled "[Important:GIAHS2021]" automatically.
If you do not receive the email, please check your email folder. If you do not find the email in your spam folder, please contact the Online Registration Support Desk.

Registration fee

Free of charge

Registration e-mail address (ID) and password

The registered e-mail address and password will be required for online viewing of the Conference and for logging in to the Service Counter.
For the protection of your personal information, the password will not be included in the automatically delivered e-mail, so please make a note of your password and do not forget it.

Log-in ID : E-mail address you wrote during registration
Log-in password : Password you set during registration
* You will need the same ID and password to access online viewing sites and the Service Counter.

Changing your registration information

You can modify your information at the Service Counter.
However, e-mail address and password cannot be changed.
Please inform the Support Desk when you would like to cancel your registration or invalidate one of double registrations.

Online participants can win raffle prizes of "Noto's Traditional Crafts!"

  • Prize A Wajima Lacquer Coffee Cup (pair) 1 piece

  • Prize B Noto-jofu Folding Fan 1 piece

  • Prize C Nanao Japanese Candle -Four seasons flower painting candle set- 5 pieces

  • Prize D Suzu Ware Beer Cup 5 pieces

  • Prize E Wajima Lacquer Chopsticks 30 pieces

  • The items in the photos may differ from the actual products.

■Inquiries on registration

International Conference on GIAHS Noto 2021
GIAHS2021 Support Desk(10:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays, JST)
※Please indicate your name and affiliation in your inquiry.


Anyone can participate online from anywhere
Simultaneous interpretation is provided in each part of the program. Details of the program will be updated and announced as soon as they are decided.


We do not accept group registrations. Each participant needs to register individually.
Please log-in with the e-mail address (ID) and password you set when you registered. If you forgot them, please contact the Support Desk by e-mail at
You can change your registration details by logging in to the Service Counter.
The e-mail address and password cannot be modified or changed.
Please check your junk or spam folder in case it has been identified as junk e-mail. There may also be an error in the e-mail address you registered. Please contact the Support Desk by e-mail at
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