Congjiang's rice terraces


For thousands of years, the people of the Moon Mountain Area of Congjiang County, with its spectacular landscapes of rice terraces, have been passing on traditional knowledge of the harmonious co‐existence of people and nature. In 2010, even during the most severe drought in a century, rice terraces like these were still filled with water.

The MDG-Fund helped identify this area as a pilot site for the FAO’s Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS).

Photo by Yang Tongrong

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