GIAHS and Biocultural Diversity in Central and South America

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Bra, Italy

March 15th at 15:30 in your time zone

Free event

As part of the project “Building capacity: international advanced application course on GIAHS (globally important agricultural heritage systems)“, co-financed by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and involving the Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Forestry Sciences and Technologies (DAGRI) of the University of Florence as the implementing party and Polo universitario città di Prato (PIN) as a partner, a collaboration with Slow Food has come to life.

Within the framework of Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, a series of four webinars and a digital conference are planned with the Slow Food network around the world (Terra Madre delegates, Slow Food communities and convivia, producers participating in the event’s marketplace, etc.), with the aim of illustrating the objectives and potential of the FAO’s GIAHS Programme for the sustainable development of rural areas.

The principles on which the programme is based are explained, starting with the importance of cultural conservation, biocultural diversity and traditional production systems for the preservation of the environment and landscapes. These represent a viable alternative to the intensification of agriculture. The webinar will also explain the process for applying to be part of the GIAHS Programme.





  • Thalita Kalix, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Slow Food Brazil
  • Prof. Mauro Agnoletti, Coordinator of the “GIAHS-Building capacity” project School of Agriculture – University of Florence
  • Dr. Emilio Cabasino, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS)
  • Dr. Rafael Zavala, FAO Brazil Representative
  • Claudia Ranaboldo, General Coordinator – Platform for Biocultural Diversity and Territories Silvia Scaramuzzi, Associate Professor of Rural Economics, University of Florence
  • Dr. Érika Zárate Baca – FAO, Sub-regional Office for Mesoamerica

Conclusions and Closing: Prof. Mauro Agnoletti

The training session is conducted in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Project implemented by DAGRI in collaboration with PIN and Slow Food, with funding from AICS and the collaboration of Horizons.

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Event languages: EN, ES, PT

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