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FAO to name 14 new agricultural heritage sites


Rome, April 16 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations' Food and Organisation (FAO)will on Thursday unveil 14 new heritage sites in eight countries in Asia, the and at an award ceremony here.

FAO Jose Graziano da Silva, Italy's Deputy and his Chinese counterpart are among senior officials attending the ceremony at FAO headquarters, the agency said.

The new agricultural heritage sites are located in China, Egypt, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Portugal, and and will all receive certificates, FAO said.

The designation of these sites recognises the ways that farmers, herders, fishermen and foresters have sculpted the landscape for centuries "to create of exceptional aesthetic beauty preserving biodiversity and creating resilient ecosystems and a valuable cultural heritage," FAO said.

Top officials from Spain, and and will also attend the ceremony, as well as representatives of international organisations, including the

Participants will share experiences from their countries, present their traditional systems and discuss their economic value also as tourist attractions, said FAO.

The newly designated sites bring to 50 the number of globally recognised in 20 countries, FAO noted.



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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 21:40 IST