Three more Chinese sites added to FAO global list

2022-05-24 Editor : Li Yan ECNS App Download

The Anxi Tieguanyin tea-producing area is located in the southeast of Fujian province. (Photo provided to

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization recently recognized three sites in China as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said on Tuesday.

The three sites are an ancient tea-producing area in Anxi county in Fujian province, a nomadic livestock rearing area in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, and a rain-fed stone terrace farming system in Shexian county in Hebei province.

To date, 18 sites in China have been added to the FAO's list of global agricultural heritage systems. The network now consists of 65 systems in 22 countries around the world, making China the largest single contributor to the list.

The three sites were designated via online assessment in Rome last week, and were recognized for their traditional practices and knowledge and maintenance of biodiversity and the ecosystem, the FAO said.

The Shexian Dryland Stone Terraced System is located in northern China's Hebei province. (Photo provided to

Located in Chifeng city of the Inner Mongolia, the Ar Horqin Grassland nomadic system is the first nomadic agricultural heritage area designated in China. (Photo provided to


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