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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Agricultural land

Identification of potential benefits of urbanization for degraded grasslands in central Hunshandak Sandland, China

  • Country: China (Inner Mongolia) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Minzu University
Identification of potential benefits of urbanization for degraded grasslands in central Hunshandak Sandland, China
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass

1. Introduction Urbanization is the process of concentrating population within a city, which usually serves as the local center of politics, economy, commerce, transportation, education, information and culture (World Resources Institute, 1996). The...

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Reintroduction Project of the Oriental White Stork for Coexistence with Humans in Satoyama areas, Hyogo, Japan

  • Country: Japan Eastern Asia
  • Group: Hyogo Prefectural Governement
Reintroduction Project of the Oriental White Stork for Coexistence with Humans in Satoyama areas, Hyogo, Japan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Water

INTRODUCTION The Oriental White Stork (Ciconia boyciana) is a species of bird that inhabits river valleys, wet meadows, and marshes with scattered clumps of the trees (Hancock et al. 1992).  The storks prefer rural environments containing paddy fie...

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Training for Capacity Development on Biodiversity conservation and rural development

  • Country: Japan (Ishikawa Prefecture) Eastern Asia
  • Group: JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)
Training for Capacity Development on Biodiversity conservation and rural development
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

1. Concept 1) Background of the Training The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is an independent administrative institution responsible for the implementation of bilateral components of Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA). W...

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A review of policy actions for more resilient land management in the upper watersheds of Davao

  • Country: Philippines (Davao Region of Southern Mindanao) South-Eastern Asia
  • Group: Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy(HELP) Davao Network
A review of policy actions for more resilient land management in the upper watersheds of Davao
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Water

1.Description of the Problem/ Challenge The challenge today in the Marilog area is the serious degradation of the ecosystems, including loss of forest cover, soil erosion and deteriorating water quality. The degradation of the upland ecosystem is ...

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Passerano Marmorito’s bio-cultural landscape

  • Country: Italy (hilly regions of Northern Italy) Southern Europe
  • Group: AGER International Agency for the Protection of Bio cultural Landscape
Passerano Marmorito’s bio-cultural landscape
  • Group:Agricultural

Passerano Marmorito (hereafter referred to as “Passerano”) is a little village located in Piedmont, North-West Italy, in a hilly wooded region in the Asti province. Here you can still feel the old political-administrative identity of the Radicati...

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Productive bamboo landscapes of Western Zhejiang

  • Country: China Eastern Asia
  • Group: International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR)
Productive bamboo landscapes of Western Zhejiang
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Bamboo’s distribution and characteristics in Anji and Lin’an Anji and Lin’an are situated in the northwestern corner of Zhejiang province in the Tianmushan mountain range. Both counties have large farming populations, with 87% of inhabitants...

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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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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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Nature-Friendly Agriculture in the State of Queensland, Australia

  • Country: Australia (Queensland) Australia and New Zealand
  • Group: ---
Nature-Friendly Agriculture in the State of Queensland, Australia
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Australia has a highly advanced agricultural sector and has largely depended economically on the export of agricultural products, despite receiving small amounts of rainfall over most of its territory. This is mainly due to large-scale farm ma...

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Conservation and management of agricultural land by traditional methods in Machida City, Tokyo, Japan

  • Country: Japan (Machida City, Tokyo) Eastern Asia
  • Group: ---
Conservation and management of agricultural land by traditional methods in Machida City, Tokyo, Japan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has designated approximately 37,000 square metersof the Zushi-Onoji region of Machida City where traditional land uses and agriculture of the yato area are still present as the “Zushi-Onoji Historical and Environme...

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Homegardens: sustainable land use systems in Wayanad, Kerala, India

  • Country: India (Wayanad, Kerala) Southern Asia
  • Group: ---
Homegardens: sustainable land use systems in Wayanad, Kerala, India
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Wayanad district is part of the Kerala State lying in the southern tip of peninsular India (figure 1). The area falls on the edges of the Deccan plateau and is unique because of its higher elevation (700 to 2100 meters above mean sea level) compared ...

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Town revitalization making the most of natural landscape and traditions of Kanakura Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

  • Country: Japan (Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture) Eastern Asia
  • Group: ---
Town revitalization making the most of natural landscape and traditions of Kanakura Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

In Kanakura of Wajima City in Ishikawa Prefecture, efforts are made to carry out ecotourism, promote local specialities, and other activities making most of local landscape and traditional culture.“The non-profit organization, Kanakura School”, a...

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