Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)

Asia and the Pacific: Countries and Territories

In this region, 40 agriculture heritage systems were designated so far in 8 countries and one territory: one in Bangladesh, 15 in China, 2 in India, 3 in Iran, 11 in Japan, one in the Philippines and 5 in the Republic of Korea, one in Sri Lanka and one in the Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Additionally, there are 10 proposals submitted to become GIAHS sites from 5 different countries.

To view the list of designated and proposed systems per country, click on the photo. Don't miss visiting each designated system's dedicated webpages to discover more information, photos, videos, news, and stories.



Proposed sites

Salak Agroforestry System in Karangasem, Bali

Islamic Republic of Iran

Designated sites

Qanat Irrigated Agricultural Heritage Systems, Kashan


Qanat-based Saffron Farming System in Gonabad


Grape Production System in Jowzan Valley


Proposed sites

Estahbanat Rainfed Fig Orchards Heritage System

Ancient Traditional Gardens of Qazvin

Traditional Walnut Production Systems in Tuyserkan

Jammu and Kashmir


Designated sites

Ifugao Rice Terraces


Republic of Korea

Designated sites

Traditional Gudeuljang Irrigated Rice Terraces in Cheongsando


Jeju Batdam Agricultural system


Traditional Hadong Tea Agrosystem in Hwagae-myeon


Geumsan Traditional Ginseng Agricultural System


Damyang Bamboo Field Agriculture System


Proposed sites

Jeju Haenyeo Fisheries System

The Sonteul (hand net) Fishery System for gathering Marsh Clam in Seomjingang River

Disclaimer: “The designations employed and the presentation of material in the GIAHS site do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The final status of Jammu and Kashmir has not been agreed upon by the parties.”