Biodiversity / Food / Water

May 1, 2011


Japanese 'Stork-Friendly' Sustainable Agriculture Project Exported to China

Keywords: Ecosystems / Biodiversity Food Government NGO / Citizen 

A project to restore the once stork-friendly aquatic environment in Zhejiang Province, China, has been selected as one of the Grassroots Technical Cooperation Projects by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). With support from the city of Toyooka in Hyogo and its prefectural government, it was proposed by Region and Agriculture Design, a non-profit organization providing outreach and educational programs focused on food, agriculture, and the environment. The project started in July 2010 and will continue until June 2012.

The project location is near the town of Andong in the city of Cixi, Zhejiang Province. In the area, rapid industrialization and the introduction of modern farming technologies have been dramatically changing people's lifestyles, while also causing various environmental problems such as water pollution.

By raising public awareness of a greener lifestyle and training future farm leaders in sustainable agriculture, the project aims to restore the aquatic environment so that storks can thrive once again.

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Posted: 2011/05/01 06:00:15 AM