History and Culture of Integrated Rice-fish Farming in China Winning the Best Video Prize of the Shanghai Silver Pigeon Award

The release date:2024-02-29view:29Set

On February 28, the selected projects of 2023 Shanghai Chinese Culture Going Global Special-Purpose Financial Support Program and the selection results of the 2023 Shanghai Silver Pigeon Award were announced on Shanghai Publish. The History and Culture of Integrated Rice-fish Farming in China (in English), submitted by SHOU, won the Best Video Prize of the Shanghai Silver Pigeon Award.

SHOU integrated rice-fish farming base in Shangzhuang Village, Qingtian County, Zhejiang Province

The History and Culture of Integrated Rice-fish Farming in China was planned jointly by the University Archives (University History Museum and Museum) and the College of Fisheries and Life Science and filmed by a professional company hired by SHOU. The video vividly narrates the history and culture of integrated rice-fish farming in China from the perspective of SHOUers.

Terraced fields for integrated rice-fish farming in Qingtian County, Zhejiang Province

To produce the video, the production team visited Qingtian County and Digang Fishing Village of Zhejiang Province, Chongming Island of Shanghai, etc. The fieldwork, interviews, experimental research, and other operations conducted by SHOUers offered a vivid representation of the unique integrated rice-fish farming culture.

SHOU integrated rice-fish farming base in Qingtian County, Zhejiang Province

After completion, the video was promoted on the official websites of Xuexi (www.xuexi.cn), FENG QI XUE LIN (sponsored by the China Association for Science and Technology), and the Center for Ecological Aquaculture (CEA) of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO), and used for academic exchanges and cooperation between SHOU and Lancang-Mekong countries. In December 2023, the Global Sustainable Aquaculture Advancement Partnership (GSAAP) Annual Conference and the Global Symposium on Promoting Ecological Aquaculture, organized by the UNFAO and the Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences, were held at SHOU. The video was broadcast and well received on the occasion.

Integrated rice-fish farming base in Longxian Village, Qingtian County, Zhejiang Province

The video has been funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Asian Cooperation Fund Project Technical Cooperation on Integrated Rice-fish Farming and Poverty Alleviation through Aquaculture in Lancang-Mekong Countries; the SHOU Double First-class Construction Project China-ASEAN Scientific Research Network Construction for Sustainable Aquaculture; the aquatic conservation think tank project along the Yangtze river basin Yangtze River Fishery Culture Survey; the Yangtze River Fishery Culture Survey launched by the Research Center for Rural Economy, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs; the technical system of the Chinese mitten crab industry in Shanghai, etc. During the filming period, support was also received from the Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Qingtian County, Zhejiang Province; the Aquatic Technology Promotion Station of Chongming District, Shanghai; the Shanghai Chunrun Professional Cooperatives for Aquaculture; the Professional Cooperatives for Qingtian Rice Field Carp, etc.

SHOU integrated rice-fish farming & fish breeding base in Shangzhuang Village, Qingtian County, Zhejiang Province

China has a long history of integrated rice-fish farming, which is a precious heritage of Chinese agricultural culture and a crystallization of China’s agricultural wisdom. From traditional rice field fish culture to various forms of integrated rice-fish farming (e.g., multiple uses of water and double harvest), integrated rice-fish farming has become an important means of increasing China’s grain income and promoting innovation in China's fishery development models. The promotional value of the integrated development model of agriculture and fishery has been highlighted in international agricultural cooperation with Lancang-Mekong countries, ASEAN countries, African countries, etc.

SHOU rice-crab symbiosis experimental base in Chongming District of Shanghai

SHOU is a major unit for rice and fishery research and talent cultivation in China, and has been engaged in various aquaculture models such as rice field carp culture, rice field crab culture, and rice field shrimp culture. In recent years, SHOU has actively conducted international agricultural technology exchanges and has established years of cooperation with the Bureau of Fisheries of Thailand Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Kasetsart University, Nha Trang University, Can Tho University, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Laos, the National University of Laos, the University of Zambia, etc. The video will provide Chinese experience and reference for the poverty alleviation of rural areas and the cultivation of rice and fishery talents in Lancang-Mekong countries.

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