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Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
Chagusaba in Shizuoka

Traditional tea-grass integrated system in Shizuoka. (Chagusaba)


『The secret to High Quality Tea』

Courtesy of United Nations University

"Sengamachi" Tanada and Chagusaba village.

Courtesy of WEB SUCCESS Co.,Ltd.
GIAHS is the acronym of the official term, Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, a program established in 2002 with the purpose of conserving and sustaining traditional agricultures and cultures as well as landscapes that are in decline due to the effects of globalization, deterioration of the environment, and increasing populations. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), an international organization aiming at ensuring food safety, established GIAHS with the purpose of passing down to the future generations not only globally important agricultures and land usage, but also cultural elements related to agriculture, including ecology systems, landscapes, customs, and traditional cultures.
Council for the Promotion of "Chagusaba in Shizuoka" as a GIAHS site
Inquiries: Office of Tea and Agricultural Production
3F Mizunomori-Building, 14-1 Minami-cho, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka City 422-8067 Japan
Phone: +81-(0)54-202-1488
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