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This is a general call out to all of you with cultural backgrounds (i.e. everyone!)
I am looking quite seriously at the effects of culture on sustainable practices, both positive and negative, and was wondering if any of you know of any cultural practices that promote sustainability. From my Jewish background, I know that we're supposed to sow seeds in a field for six years, changing them every harvest season, and leaving the land to lie fallow for the seventh. Any of you have any others that are similar? Or even completely new ones? For all of you who reply with solid, verifiable customs and practices, I'll visit your articles and give you as many points as I can. What I'm after is information! 
Peter Beare
Cape Town, South Africa

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I think this will be important for Japan in the game. It may be they have some cultural issues that affect food or food growth that we need to be aware of, although the game takes place in 2020.
Dear Peter and Claire,
It is not culture only, this includes also climate, diversity of people and land in any country along with different geographical conditions. Say for example, In my country out of 5 provinces/regions half have summer zones and half comes in winter zones, all with variety of diffrent practices.
I would try to add some specific information which would be help full to you all on this.
Well, Nigeria does have a number of local farming practices that are geared at sustainability, for example we plant two different types of crops, or food items, i.e Maize/Corn and Tubers, the maize matures first, and is then used to provide covering (temperature Regulation top soil cover) for the Tuber and some natural decomposition to help enrich the soil.

Some families rotate the lands on which they farm, so each season, they have the equivalent of your seventh year fallowing period on one of the parcels of land, by not farming it, that season. this doesn't work
now with the advent of commercialized farming and availability of fertilizers.


Lagos, Nigeria

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