Terrace preservation urged at farming conference in Hunan

By Zou Shuo and Zhu Youfang | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2023-09-21 14:06
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Covering a total area of more than 5,000 hectares, the Ziquejie Terraces in Loudi, Hunan province are built on hills with an altitude of 500 to 1200 meters and a surface slope of 30 to 50 degrees. [Photo by Zeng Wengui/for chinadaily.com.cn]

Experts from home and abroad have called for global efforts to preserve, restore, and further develop terraces, which are a vital cultural heritage.

Terraces nurture the soil, safeguard biodiversity, supply food, and carry human wisdom and memory, they said at the Global Farming Culture Exchange and Mutual Learning Conference, which was held in Loudi, Hunan province from Tuesday to Thursday.

It is important to conduct global surveys to identify and assess various aspects of terraces, such as their types, distribution, functions, and values, and ultimately establish a comprehensive database, they said.

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