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FAO Characterisation of Global Heritage Agroforestry Systems in Tanzania and Kenya

Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)









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    Project Document for Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania. GCP/GLO/198/GER - Supporting Food Security and Reducing Poverty in Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania through Dynamic Conservation of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (G
    Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
    2008
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    This project is the Sub-Sahara Africa component of the FAO global initiative on conservation and adaptive management of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS). Two specific transboundary systems and their population will be targeted: Masaai pastoral system and upland agro-forestry systems. The “dynamic conservation” approach which the project is advocating will address adaptive management and conservation of productive landscape of Masaai and Upland communities and will build capacity of local communities in Kenya and the United Republic of Tanzania as a mean to achieve sustainable agriculture and rural development (SARD). It is expected that the project will also contribute to sustainable development through: (i) enhancing the benefits derived by local populations and indigenous peoples from the management, conservation and sustainable use of agricultural biodiversity and natural resources; (ii) adding economic value and sharing derived benefits from these systems; (iii) enhancing food security and alleviating poverty while maintaining ecosystem goods and services of traditional agricultural systems (iv) improving awareness and education among government agencies, local authorities and communities, and other stake holders; ( iv) d emonstrating “local livelihood benefits – global environmental benefits linkages” through agro-ecosystem a pproaches across government agencies, local communities, indigenous peoples and private sector; (v) g uarantee that the ri ght to adequate food is realized by ensuring that every man, woman and child, in the t arget communities, have the physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means for its procurement; and (vi) disseminating key best practices and lessons learnt between implementing agencies, recipient communities and countries -locally, regionally and on a global scale.
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    Action Plan for the Dynamic Conservation of Engaresero Village as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) Area
    Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
    2016
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    In Tanzania, the Maasai Pastoral System was identified as one of the country’s best examples of a resilient system deserving of support in line with the GIAHS objectives. Its dynamic conservation through targeted measures on the ground, combined with the right policy support would ensure food security and livelihood sustenance, as well as sustainable management of its environment and the continuity of its living agricultural (pastoralist) heritage.
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    Action Plan for the Dynamic Conservation of the Uru Shimbwe-Juu as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) Area
    Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
    2016
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    In Tanzania, the Kihamba (Chagga homegarden) Agroforestry System was identified as one of the country’s best examples of a resilient system of upland farming deserving support in line with the GIAHS objectives. Its dynamic conservation through targeted measures on the ground, combined with the right policy support would ensure food security and livelihood sustenance, as well as sustainable management of its environment and the continuity of its living agricultural heritage.

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