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.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - Friday, December 31, 2021
*Online viewing site will open on November 25, 2021.
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Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan (MAFF)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
Noto Regional Association for GIAHS Promotion and Cooperation
Keynote Speech： Dr. TAKEUCHI Kazuhiro(Chairman, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies; Specially Appointed Professor of The University of Tokyo, Institute for Future Initiatives)
Mr. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez(CEO, Global Environment Facility; Former Minister of the Ministry of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica)
Situation Report (MAFF, Japan)
Theme：Contribution to Global Challenges through the Designation of GIAHS
■Moderator: Dr. YAGI Nobuyuki(Professor, The University of Tokyo)
■Panelists: Dr. TAKEUCHI Kazuhiro Dr. Helida Oyieke (Senior Researcher, National Museum of Kenya)
Dr. Min Qingwen(Vice President and Professor, Center of Natural and Cultural Heritage, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
Ministry of the Environment(MoE)
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries(MAFF)
Theme:10 years after GIAHS Designation : Initiatives, Achievements, and Prospects
Keynote Speech from：DG QU Dongyu(Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO))
Lecuture：Mr. SUMITA Yutaka(Takenaka Civil Engineering Co., Ltd., Former Deputy Director General, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
Mr. IWAKI Keitaro(President and CEO of Astina Holdings Co., Ltd.)
■Moderator Ms. KUSANO Mitsuyo(Free announcer)
■Panelists Mr. URA Takahiro (President, Yumenomura Co., Ltd.)
Ms. TADA Mayumi (Representative Diretor, General Incorporated Association “Syunran no Sato”)
Mr. WATANABE Ryugo (Mayor, Sado City)
Ms. WAKAMURA Mayumi (Actress)