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Lishui marks Agricultural Heritage Protection Day

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: June 6, 2023 L M S


Clelia Maria Puzzo, programme specialist at FAO-GIAHS, presents the GIAHS recognition certificate to Qingyuan county official. [Photo/WeChat account: zjqyxfb1]

Lishui city in East China's Zhejiang province held a ceremony on June 5 to mark its first Agricultural Heritage Protection Day, which aims to raise public awareness and participation in preserving and promoting its rich and diverse agricultural traditions.

A declaration was issued at the ceremony, calling on all sectors of society to become protectors, inheritors, users and promoters of agricultural heritage. The declaration also encouraged people to develop new innovations regarding the utilization of agricultural heritage.

Clelia Maria Puzzo, programme specialist at FAO-GIAHS, presented a GIAHS recognition certificate to the Qingyuan forest-mushroom co-culture system during the ceremony.

Puzzo then praised China's efforts in preserving its agricultural cultural heritage and lauded Zhejiang province as a leading model in this field.

Lishui is a prefecture-level city with the most Global Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) in China.

Last year, Lishui became the first city in China to establish an official day for agricultural heritage protection through legal means.