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世界農業遺産巡りin 宇佐 Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems Experience Tour in Usa City
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What are Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems?

「世界農業遺産(GIAHS)」とは国際連合食糧農業機関 (FAO)が提唱している「Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems」の略
GIAHS is an abbreviation for “Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems, which are proposed and designated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

平成25年5月30日、石川県七尾市で開催された「世界農業遺産 (GIAHS)国際会議」において、宇佐市を含む4市1町1村(宇佐市、杵築市、豊後­高田市、 国東市、姫島村、日出町)からなる「国東半島宇 佐地域世界農業遺産推進協議会」が申請していた「クヌギ林とため池がつなぐ国東半島・­宇佐の農林水産循環」 ~森の恵み しいたけの故郷~ が「世界農業遺産」に認定 された。
On May 30th, 2013 the proposal put forward by a combination of four cities, one town and one village (Usa City, Kitsuki City, Bungotakada City, Kunisaki City, Himeshima Village, Hiji Town) at the international conference of the Food and Agriculture Organisation in Nanao City, Ishikawa was accepted and the “Kunisaki Peninsula Usa integrated forestry, agriculture and fisheries system” was designated as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System.

This is recognition on the world stage of the connection between the traditional farming culture, the way of life etc. and the ethnic religion and culture for over 1,000 years in the area of the Kunisaki Peninsula and Usa Districts, with Usa Shrine at the center.

What kind of place is Usa?

今回の世界農業遺産の対象地は大分県の「国東半島 宇佐地域」。
This time the area of the World Agricultural Hertitage Site being focused on is the Usa area of Kunisaki Peninsula in Oita prefecture.

Usa city is located in the western part of the Kunisaki peninsula. The characteristics of the area include low annual rainfall, short rivers with steep inclines and good draining soil.

Even within the area designated as an Agricultural Heritage Site, Usa City has many distinctive features and points of interest. There are many stone bridges built over the waterways used for supplying the rice fields Many precious plants and animals, including the Japanese giant salamander coexist with the agricultural and forestry businesses

Delicious rice is produced in the small rice fields near the upper reaches of the Yakkan river, while efficient management of the downstream areas allows for the development of large scale agricultural businesses. Grapes, Yuzu etc. suited to the environment enjoy booming production

An abundance of sacred rites associated with agriculture at various shrines and temples, beginning with Usa Shrine Promotion of industries associated with agriculture such as wine, yuzu pepper and Green Tourism Please look out for the diverse and fascinating agriculture of Usa, with the Yakkan River at its heart, in the future!

〒872-0592 大分県宇佐市安心院町下毛(しもげ)2115番地
電話:0978-44-1111 Fax:0978-44ー0217
Enquiries: Ajimu Branch Office Industrial Construction Division, Green Tourism Promotion Department
2115 Shimoge, Ajimu Town, Usa City, Oita Prefecture 872-0592
Telephone: 0978-44-1111 Fax:0978-44ー0217
問合せ:NPO法人 安心院町グリーンツーリズム研究会
Enquiries: NPO Ajimu Green Tourism Society
Telephone: 0978-42-5502
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