International Satoyama Intiative

IPSI, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative, promotes collaboration in the conservation and restoration of sustainable human-influenced natural environments (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes: SEPLS) through broader global recognition of their value.

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Restoration and valorisation of the saline soils of Ndoff to scale up rice production in Senegal

  • Country: Senegal Western Africa
  • Group: Green Sénégal, Groupe de Recherche et d'Etudes Environnementales (GREEN SENEGAL)
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Mainstreaming Biodiversity into the Cocoa Growing Landscape in the Kakum Conservation Area in Ghana

  • Country: Ghana (Central Region) Western Africa
  • Group: Conservation Alliance
Mainstreaming Biodiversity into the Cocoa Growing Landscape in the Kakum Conservation Area in Ghana
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Context Cocoa production is a major economic activity for rural folks in the Upper Guinea Hotspot, one of the world’s 25 biologically rich (Ministry of Environment and Science 2002) and the most endangered terrestrial region. Cocoa farms const...

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Restoration of Community Deforested Forests for Mitigation of Negative Effects of Climate Change Mpigi-Uganda

  • Country: Uganda (Mpigi, Central Uganda) Eastern Africa
  • Group: Civil Society Organizations’ Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment in East Africa (CISONET)
Restoration of Community Deforested Forests for Mitigation of Negative Effects of Climate Change Mpigi-Uganda
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

The rate of environmental degradation in Mpigi district has been gradually increasing over time and some areas, which were originally forested, have been made bare by the inhabitants of the areas as a result of cutting down trees for timber and fuel ...

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Land use change in Uganda’s drylands, impacts, and opportunities for enhancing livelihood sustainability

  • Country: Uganda Eastern Africa
  • Group: Nature and Livelihoods
Land use change in Uganda’s drylands, impacts, and opportunities for enhancing livelihood sustainability
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Introduction There are three major categories of drylands: Arid zones with rainfall of 200-500 mm/year, Semi-arid zones which receive 500-1000 mm of rainfall/year, and Dry sub-humid zones with 1000-1500 mm rainfall/year (UNDP, UNEP & UNCCD...

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Building and Supporting Resilient Biocultural Territories in the Face of Climate Change

  • Country: --- Global
  • Group: Indigenous People’s Biocultural Climate Change Assessment Initiative (IPCCA)
Building and Supporting Resilient Biocultural Territories in the Face of Climate Change
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

I. Introduction Socio-ecological production landscapes, or Satoyama-like landscapes are the product of historical co-evolutionary relationships between communities and ecosystems. Most indigenous peoples have historically maintained harmonious rel...

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Tropical forests for local people

  • Country: (tropical countries) Global
  • Group: International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
Tropical forests for local people
  • Group:Forest

Forests are particularly important resources for the rural poor in tropical countries, with over 800 million people living in forests and woodlands in the tropics. Forest communities include indig-enous peoples and other local groups which have been ...

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Benin’s experience in the management of sacred forests for biodiversity conservation

  • Country: Republic of Benin Western Africa
  • Group: ONG Cercle pour la Sauvegarde des Ressources Naturelles (Ce.Sa.Re.N ONG)
Benin’s experience in the management of sacred forests for biodiversity conservation
  • Group:Forest

Benin is a country located in Western Africa with an area of 122 600 km2. Considered as the “birthplace of voodoo” (or Vodoun, as spelled in the local language meaning “god”), the county contains approximately 2940 sacred forests according to...

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Integrating scientific and traditional knowledge for co-management of socio-ecological landscapes for the well-being of communities in the flood-dependent lower floodplain agroforestry, pastoral and fishery systems of the eastwards flowing rivers of Eastern Africa

  • Country: Kenya Eastern Africa
  • Group: Kenya Wetlands Biodiversity Research team (KENWEB)
Integrating scientific and traditional knowledge for co-management of socio-ecological landscapes for the well-being of communities in the flood-dependent lower floodplain agroforestry, pastoral and fishery systems of the eastwards flowing rivers of Eastern Africa

Cluster 1: Knowledge Facilitation: Synthesis and normalisation of the existing data at different scales (local, river basin, regional). Students and researchers of KENWEB have put a database of publications and books on the Tana River Delta togeth...

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Ankeniheny-Zahamena Corridor, a field demonstration model

  • Country: Madagascar (Antananarivo) Eastern Africa
  • Group: Conservation International
Ankeniheny-Zahamena Corridor, a field demonstration model
  • Group:Forest

Background The Ankeniheny-Zahamena Corridor (CAZ) has long been regarded as one of Madagascar’s top conservation priorities and numerous studies have catalogued its rich biodiversity. To date over 2,043 species of plants have been identified (85...

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Community-based adapatation in Namibia – a tool to enhance conservation tillage practices

  • Country: Namibia Southern Africa
  • Group: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Community-based adapatation in Namibia – a tool to enhance conservation tillage practices
  • Group:Agricultural

Introduction Local climate change and its variability pose greater risks for vulnerable, poor, and marginalized communities due to the physical impact it makes there. Since 2009, the UNDP-GEF CBA project in Namibia has been working with 12 villages ...

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Promoting co-management of socio-ecological landscapes in flood dependent agroforestry, pastoral and fishery systems of eastwards flowing rivers of Eastern Africa through scientific research and indigenous knowledge

  • Country: Kenya Eastern Africa
  • Group: Kenya Wetlands Biodiversity Research Team (KENWEB)
Promoting co-management of socio-ecological landscapes in flood dependent agroforestry, pastoral and fishery systems of eastwards flowing rivers of Eastern Africa through scientific research and indigenous knowledge
  • Group:Water

Project concept Problem statement: Over the last fifty years, Eastern African wetlands in general and the lower floodplains in particular, have experienced major changes due to climate change, land use changes, upper catchment impoundments, agricult...

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Small Scale Catchment Management in Malawi

  • Country: Malawi (Chindozwa, northern Malawi) Eastern Africa
  • Group: United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies
Small Scale Catchment Management in Malawi
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa, has the greatest number of endemic fish species in the world and is a biodiversity hotspot. Its rapidly evolving cichlid species are estimated at around 1,000. In particular, the mbuna group of rock...

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