In parallel, the government of Pu'er Municipality had applied to FAO's GIAHS
to obtain a global recognition of its traditional tea forests and ecosystems.
aims to help smallholder farmers, indigenous communities and rural people living in and around these indigenous systems, Konuma said.
"There are 13 countries with recognised GIAHS
sites around the world, and today we recognise the date palm systems of the United Arab Emirates," said da Silva.
The FAO has, so far, recognised 25 GIAHS
sites in 12 nations across the globe.
There are thirteen countries recognised as GIAHS
sites around the world and which contribute to sustainable food production as "living, evolving systems resulting from the connection of human communities and their territories," said the Director-General.
For his part, Dante Delima, coordinator of agricultural department's national rice programme, said the DA extends its full support to restore the Ifugao Rice Terraces mainly because it is one of the country's most important contributions to the FAO's GIAHS