February 11, 2013

Landscape of the Week: Traditional Farming in the Jeypore Tract

As mentioned on Friday, today is the first convening of the Indigenous Peoples Forum held at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). A wide range of landscapes globally are managed by indigenous people. In addition to the importance of recognizing these groups’ rights and unique perspectives, many traditional land management approaches can also help [& ...
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October 10, 2012

Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems

Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, or GIAHS, have been defined by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as “remarkable land use systems and landscapes which are rich in globally significant biological diversity evolving from the co-adaption of community with its environment  and its needs and aspirations for sustainable develop ...
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April 2, 2012

Landscape of the Week: Kuk Early Agriculture World Heritage Site – Papua New Guinea

By Jady Smith, Program Director – Asia Live & Learn Environmental Education, Melbourne, Australia “For each village there is a different culture” This saying reflects the strong sense of pride in the cultural diversity and local heritage of Papua New Guinea (PNG). The country is also recognized as having some of the richest biodiversity on […] ...
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