Jiqun: The difference between nomadic culture and farming
terms of natural ecological protection
August 24, 2020
The Nomadic culture is ecological civilization.
In the Steppe grasslands of Inner Mongolia, only perennial grasses can
survive in many places. Because the annual precipitation is below 300mm,
the climate is too cold and the plants only have a three-month growth
The cold and dry grasslands in northern China are where nomads live. The
survival of herders depends on their own traditional nomadic culture:
they do not eat grass and plants from livestock and wild animals, but
try their best to protect wild animals and plants to survive with them.
They protect The grassland vegetation cannot be destroyed.
Both their customary law and statutory law are talking about this issue.
This is the most important thing.
If the grassland vegetation is destroyed, herders will not survive, and
animals will not survive.
They are completely different from farming culture.
Agricultural culture is to eat plants and their seeds, so the forest is
cultivated into farmland.
For example, there is another name in the province Henan called "Yu",
which means it was once the territory of elephants. Are there still
elephants? No more, why?
That's because people cut down forests to plant crops, and wild animals
such as elephants have disappeared.
Farming must eliminate other plants, otherwise it will affect the yield
of crops. This is agricultural culture.
Due to the abundant rainfall and warm climate there, new crops can be
planted and grown in cycles every year.
Therefore, the nomadic culture in the cold and arid pastoral areas of
northern China is an ecological civilization to protect native plants.