Written by Nathasha De Alwis
17 Apr, 2018 | 6:39 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Cascaded Tank Village System in Sri Lanka will be recognized as one of the 14 newly designated “Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Sites” (GIAHS). The awarding of the new sites will take place in Rome on 19th.
The Cascaded Tank Village System in Sri Lanka will be recognized at the International Forum and Award ceremony for new Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Sites on 19th April in Rome, Italy
The other sites that will be included in the GIAHS list are China, Egypt, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Portugal and Spain.
This FAO-led initiative aims to protect and promote valuable agricultural heritage, preserve biodiversity and traditional knowledge, as well as create resilient ecosystems.
In December last year Gammadda launched the “Gamin gamata, Wewin Wewata” initiative to map out the Bellankadawala Ellangawa and to highlight the importance of the ancient technologies of our country.
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