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.

Pogany-Havas Association

Romania

http://www.poganyhavas.ro

Mission: Improving the quality of life of locals by respecting natural values and traditions; supporting traditional agriculture and boosting farm incomes through training programmes. Encouraging development of new dairy products, providing information about ecological farming. Helping farmers’ associations to increase the quality of their milk through ownership of milk collection. Involving young people in our “life-school programme” – which is an opportunity to learn new skills. Developing education programmes, helping people in our community to apply for business-support grants. Assisting farmers to get grants for environmental land management. Encouraging tourism in the region by offering a booking and information service.