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GIAHS CAPACITY BUILDING

A PROJECT FUNDED BY THE ITALIAN AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION (AICS) ON THE
FAO GLOBALLY IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE SYSTEMS (GIAHS)
FOR THE RESILIENCE EVALUATION IN THREE DIFFERENT SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIO-CULTURAL FRAMEWORKS:
AFRICA, ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA
MAURO AGNOLETTI
Mauro Agnoletti is associate professor at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Systems (GESAAF) of the University of Florence. He teaches Production processes and landscape planning, Planning of Agricultural and Forest Systems, Environmental History. He is the coordinator of the Working Group on landscape for the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forest Policies. He is a scientific expert of UNESCO, Council of Europe, CBD, FAO, IUFRO.
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THEMATIC AREAS

In research, the rural landscape is considered as the result of the integration in space and time of economic, social and environmental factors, a complex “resource”, of which farmers were the main architects. The growing attention to the rural landscape is linked to a profound evolution of society and policies, which today interpret it as a more effective reference paradigm than just production or environmental issues, offering a point of reference close to the real values ​​expressed by the our territory. From the economic point of view the concept of production has left more and more field to that of “quality”, not only of the quality of the products, but of an integral quality, which associates each product to its landscape, producing an added value not replicable to the outside the places of origin. The biodiversity associated with the landscape can only be maintained through an active management of natural resources, in which agricultural techniques and practices developed over thousands of years of history constitute extraordinary examples of adaptation to changing and difficult environmental conditions.

LANDSCAPE RESTORATION
RICERCA SUI PAESAGGI RURALI STORICI
HORIZONS S.R.L.
FAO-GIAHS
FLORENCE DECLARATION UNESCO-CBD
NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF RURAL LANDSCAPE
LANDSCAPE IN AGRICULTURAL POLICIES
LANDSCAPE OBSERVATORY - REGIONAL GOVERNMENT OF TUSCANY
MONITORING THE TUSCAN LANDSCAPE
LANDSCAPE AND HYDROGEOLOGICAL RISK