New agricultural heritage systems in China to receive GIAHS recognition
GIAHS news release, 27 August 2012

ROME, ITALY: FAO will recognize China’s Aohan Dryland Farming System and Pu’er Tea Agroecosystem, located in Inner Mongolia and Yunnan Province, respectively, as new Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) sites. Recognizing the new agriculture heritage systems as GIAHS is of great significance to promoting food security, biodiversity conservation, indigenous knowledge and cultural diversity for sustainable and equitable development. The Aohan Dryland farming system is the interface between China’s ancient farming and grassland management, while the Pu’er Tea Agroecosystem is the world’s largest area of tea forest plantations established by village ancestors thousands of years ago. The Ancient tea forest has a long history of culture and people protecting nature and forest. Read the news release …