First Terraced Landscapes Conference (Hong • China) Paper Collection
November 11th to 15th, the most beautiful and romantic season for Hani terraces in Honghe, we, representatives and scholars from 16 countries , terraces farmers and international communities including UNESCO, FAO, Convention on Wetlands of International Organization as well as U.S. Environmental Department, will gather together in the capital city of Honghe Hani and Yi People’s Autonomous Prefecture to held the first terraces conference, explore ways and methods to protection and development of global terraces civilization.
All participants of scholars, farmers and international organizations here jointly declare: Terraces, as an agriculture ecological system wide spread around the world, is the great civilization creation in the thousands years of history. Terraces has included numerous human hardworking and creative wisdom, and fully reflected the concept of high level integration of human and the nature,
safeguarding bio-diversity and culture-diversity, providing quality ecological serving function characterized with sustainable development, therefore, is both the symbol and pride of all terraces nationalities and state spiritual civilization. For thousands of years, terraces is not only the cornerstone to build human civilization, but also feed huge population in the world; the terraces not only satisfied people’s material needs, but also is the home garden of their spiritual belief.