Noto no Satoyama Satoumi

In order to protect biodiversity, it is important not only to preserve the natural environment as it is, but also to preserve the environment that is maintained by human intervention such as agriculture and forestry.

In Noto, traditional agriculture, forestry and fishing methods such as "Haza-dried", which hangs rice ears in the traditional sun, and ama fishing are still practiced.Even now that the world is mechanized and convenient, the ecosystem is maintained by continuing to follow the old-fashioned methods.From summer to autumnFestivals such as "Kiriko Festival" and "Ae no Koto" are held in various parts of Noto, and people pray for a good harvest, a good harvest, and thank nature. The people of Noto continue to carefully protect Satoyama and Satoumi, both now and in the past.

In this way, "Noto no Satoyama Satoumi" was registered as a World Agricultural Heritage for the first time in Japan by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 2011 because of its praise for living in harmony with nature.

About World Agricultural Heritage Noto no Satoyama Satoumi

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