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.

Facilitating the Development of a “Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative” (TPSI), 2014-2017

SUBMITTED ORGANISATION : Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Chinese Taipei National Dong-Hwa University, Chinese Taipei
DATE OF SUBMISSION : 09/03/2018
CATEGORIES :
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water
REGION : Eastern Asia
COUNTRY : Chinese Taipei
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SUMMARY : Ever since Satoyama Initiative was introduced in the late 2010, it has received great popularity from the government and the general public. Practices engaging in conservation and revitalization of socio-ecological-production landscapes (SEPLs) in compliance with the goal of Satoyama Initiative are on the rise. Notably, the Forestry Bureau of Council of Agriculture had been working with universities, NPOs and local communities on ecological restoration of rice terraces and wetlands in the name of the Satoyama Initiative since 2011. Therefore, it called for a more integrated approach to setting up a national strategic framework for promoting Satoyama Initiative in Taiwan. Learning from the experiences of IPSI, from 2014, the Forestry Bureau has been working with National Dong-Hwa University (NDHU) on the development of a Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (TPSI).
KEYWORD : Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (TPSI), multi-stakeholder partnership, national network, strategic planning, capacity building
AUTHOR: Dr. Hwa-Ching Lin, Director General, Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Chinese Taipei Ms. Jung-Sheng Shia, Director of Conservation Division, Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Chinese Taipei Mr. Chan-Jen Chen, Chief of Habitat Management Section, Conservation Division, Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Chinese Taipei Ms. Chia-Chi Wang, Staff of Habitat Management Section, Conservation Division, Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, Chinese Taipei Dr. Kuang-Chung Lee, Associate Professor, National Dong-Hwa University, Chinese Taipei; corresponding author
LINK: https://satoyama-initiative.org/facilitating-the-development-of-a-taiwan-partnership-for-the-satoyama-initiative-tpsi/

Summary Sheet

The summary sheet for this case study is available here.

Background

Being small with a large population, Taiwan experiences great pressure in land development. The middle and lower reaches of Taiwan island are mainly occupied with rural and urban areas. 80% of population is concentrated in urban areas which covers only 13% of Taiwan’s total land, while nature and rural areas cover 58% and 29% respectively (Lee, 2016). In the past in rural areas, livelihoods of local and indigenous communities depended on environmentally friendly agriculture, forestry, fishery and livestock farming. Impacted by urbanization, conventional farming and climate change in recent decades; however, rural areas have been suffering from problems including aging, production landscape deterioration, economic depression, and traditional ethics and culture disappearance.

The negative impact on biodiversity of reduced human intervention in nature has become a problem in Taiwan. Due to changes in resource use such as the decline in the use of wood as a fuel and the decreasing and aging population of people managing forests and farmlands, the agricultural production landscape complex is no longer being maintained as it once was. Consequently, species that live specifically in this secondary natural environment that has been maintained by human intervention are now in danger of extinction. In contrast, the populations of wild deer, boar and monkeys have been expanding rapidly and are having an adverse effect on ecosystems and are causing severe damage to the agriculture and forestry industries and to livelihood of rural communities.

The integrity and connection among forests, rivers, human settlements and seas in natural and rural areas of Taiwan thus are in need of integrated approaches to conservation, revitalization and sustainability. There is an urgent need to reposition the roles and functions of rural areas in Taiwan. Through conservation and revitalization of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLs), it is likely to enhance the reciprocal exchange between rural and urban areas as well as restore the key role of rural areas linking natural and urban areas in Taiwan.

Ever since Satoyama Initiative was introduced to Taiwan in the late 2010, it has received great popularity from the government and the general public. Practices engaging in conservation and revitalization of SEPLs in compliance with the goal of Satoyama Initiative are on the rise. Notably, the Forestry Bureau of Council of Agriculture had been working with universities, NPOs and local communities on ecological restoration of rice terraces and wetlands in the name of the Satoyama Initiative since 2011. However, there are challenges ahead concerning the promotion of the Satoyama Initiative in Taiwan (Lee, 2014; Sia et al., 2015) and calls for a more integrated approach to setting up a national strategic framework for promoting Satoyama Initiative. Learning from the experiences of the International Partnership for Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), from 2014, the Forestry Bureau has been working with National Dong-Hwa University (NDHU) on the development of a Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (TPSI).

Challenges faced in promoting Satoyama Initiative in Taiwan

Challenges faced in promoting Satoyama Initiative in Taiwan can be reviewed from the following four angles:

  • A need for a comprehensive policy and strategic planning

Despite of the fact that Satoyama Initiative has been very welcomed by the Taiwanese government and the public, and there have been more and more relevant reported practices in line with goals of the Satoyama Initiative, a large part of agricultural production landscape has been contaminated by conventional farming; that is to say chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. According to statistics, certificated organic farming has been applied to merely 1% of arable land. The answer to how to facilitate environmentally friendly farming in rural areas in Taiwan in order to boost the effects of socio-ecological production landscapes/seascapes still awaits to be solved by a more integrated landscape approach.

Before 2014 in Taiwan, only Forestry Bureau had called for national and international Satoyama Initiative conferences to offer interactions and promotions. Nothing like a government institution had yet taken up the role of a national promoter to propose an integrated policy and strategies in pushing forward Satoyama Initiative in Taiwan. Even though Forestry Bureau’s work on rice paddy and wetland restoration programs had brought attention, it was true that there was a strong need to have more comprehensive and integrated policies and strategies.

  • A need for knowledge enhancement and academic studies

Even though it is true to say that the notion of Satoyama Initiative had gained a certain degree of governmental and civil popularity in Taiwan; most of the people simply understood it literally as terms like sustainable development and ecological tourism, and thus have different interpretations, which had eventually led to misunderstandings and disagreements in terms of consensus and actions. There had been some research reports and popular science articles that introduced the core concept, values, goals, promotion framework, and good practices of the Satoyama Initiative the international to Taiwan in 2011-2013; still, studies on domestic practices were academically insufficient in the way that they lacked comprehensive analyses and discussions of domestic experiences based on on-the-ground works.

  • A need for a capacity building mechanism

The Satoyama Initiative needs on-the-ground practitioners to take actions. Therefore, it is a top priority to provide capacity building for practitioners. Many practitioners did their jobs in their own way based on their knowledge and experiences. There was a need to come up with relevant capacity building courses and workshops for mutual learning and exchanges of experiences.

  • A need for good practices in line with the framework of Satoyama Initiative

There was a need for good practices in accordance with Satoyama Initiative’s vision, approach and action perspectives, namely the ‘three-fold approach.’ In addition, such practices in Taiwan also lacked analytical reports on detailed planning processes, management frameworks and implementation outcomes. As a consequence, local Satoyama Initiative practices in Taiwan were mostly outcome demonstrations and explanations which were not comprehensible for international or domestic societies to learn from and refer to.

Objective and rationale

A first draft of the National Strategic Framework for Promoting Satoyama Initiative in Taiwan, including 5 aspects of activities including enhancing international participation and exchange, working on policy research and strategic framework, facilitating knowledge of indicators for monitoring, enhancing capacity building and knowledge exchange through networking regional on-the-ground activities, was proposed by NDHU in 2014 and adopted by the Forestry Bureau in 2015.

In 2014-2015, the National Dong-Hwa University (NDHU) was commissioned by the Taiwan Forestry Bureau to conduct the first two-year Pilot Project for the Development of a Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (TPSI). In 2016 and 2017, the Forestry Bureau continuously commissioned and worked with NDHU on conducting the second two-year Extension Project for the Development of a Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (TPSI).

TPSI is to build up a national multi-stakeholder partnership network in which stakeholders pool their complementary strengths, resources, assets and knowledge for solving problems in a holistic and synergistic manner. The objective of TPSI is to work with IPSI on implementation of activities under the Satoyama Initiative around the whole islands, Taiwan (Figure 1).

In TPSI framework (Figure 2), ‘think global,’ ‘adapt national’ and ‘act local’ are considered interrelated hierarchical concepts which help to sort out the targets and tasks. There are two targets and five task activities for the TPIS project 2014-2017 as follows:

The first target, corresponding to ‘think global’ and ‘adapt national,’ is about addressing issues of SEPLs and formulating solutions. Three task activities related to the first target include enhancing international participation and exchange, working on policy research and strategic framework for implementation as well as facilitating knowledge of indicators for monitoring.

The second target, corresponding to ‘act local’, is about conservation and revitalization of socio-ecological production landscapes. Two task activities related to the second target include enhancing capacity building for on-the-ground practitioners and relevant governmental institutions, enhancing and networking on-the-ground activities.

Figure 1. Relationship between the Satoyama Initiative, IPSI and TPSI (revised from IPSI Strategy, 2012)

Figure 1. Relationship between the Satoyama Initiative, IPSI and TPSI (revised from IPSI Strategy, 2012)

 

Figure 2. A Strategic Framework for TPSI (based on IPSI Operational Framework, 2010)

Figure 2. A Strategic Framework for TPSI (based on IPSI Operational Framework, 2010)

Key stakeholders involved in the project and their roles

Key stakeholders involved in the TPSI project, 2014-2017 include project supporter, project conductor/coordinator, IPSI members and IPSI non-members as follows:

  • Project supporter: Forestry Bureau of the Council of Agriculture is the key project supporter as well as the key policy-making authority responsible for promoting Satoyama Initiative in Taiwan
  • Project conductor/coordinator: National Dong-Hwa University (NDHU) as the project leader and coordinator
  • IPSI members: Nine IPSI members in Taiwan as key partners including: National Dong-Hwa University (NDHU), Society for Wildlife and Nature (SWAN) International, Taiwan Ecological Engineering Development Foundation, Environmental Ethics Foundation of Taiwan, Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Forestry Bureau of Council of Agriculture, Tse-Xin Organic Agriculture Foundation, Soil and Water Conservation Bureau, and Observer Ecological Consultant Co., Ltd.
  • IPSI non-members: other organizations of local practitioners in north, middle, south and east parts of Taiwan were invited to participate in the conferences and workshops and share their experiences of on-the-ground activities in 2014-2017.

Activities and outcomes

In 2014-2017, the National Dong-Hwa University (NDHU) was commissioned by the Taiwan Forestry Bureau to conduct a four-year Project for the development of a Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (TPSI, Figure 3). The key activities and outcomes are analyzed as follows:

Figure 3. Location of Taiwan (left) and north, west, south and east regions of TPSI networks.

Figure 3. Location of Taiwan (left) and north, west, south and east regions of TPSI networks.

  • The first two-year Pilot Project for TPSI development, 2014-2015

The main tasks and outcomes of the first two-year TPSI Project are as follows:

  • Introductions of the Satoyama Initiative, the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI) and the ecoagriculture;
  • A preliminary framework for TPSI was proposed by NDHU in 2014 and a more comprehensive strategic framework for TPSI was proposed by NDHU and adopted by the Forestry Bureau in 2015;
  • Introductions of IPSI case study report format and NDHU’s IPSI case study report as an example;
  • A report on the First International Conference of Ecoagriculture and Satoyama Initiative, held in Hualien, Taiwan on 23-24 Sep 2015. The conference was convinced both by the Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Station (HDARES) and the Forestry Bureau, cooperating with NDHU and SWAN international. The conference, for the first time, brought together the agriculture sector and the nature conservation sector in Taiwan to work together on the new concepts and approaches of ecoagriculture and the Satoyama Initiative;
  • A report on the Satoyama Initiative Case Study Report Workshop for practitioners held in NDHU on 28-29 May 2015.

 

  • The second two-year Extension Project for TPSI development, 2016-2017

In May 2016, promotion of the Satoyama Initiative in Taiwan became a new ministerial policy announced by the new Minister of Council of Agriculture and followed by the new Director General of the Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture since July 2016.

The main tasks and outcomes of the Extension Project for TPSI development in 2016 in terms of IPSI’s clusters of activities are as follows:

Capacity-building and On-the-ground activities:

  • Four regional Networks (including north, west, south and east regions of Taiwan) has been built up since 2016 for capacity-building and exchange of on-the-ground experiences of practitioners. One- or two-day regional workshops for TPSI-south, north, west and east were separately held in Jul, Aug, Nov and Dec 2016 and involved many participants from local community organizations, local governmental institutions, NPOs and NGOs, experts and academics from different regions as follows: TPSI-S (south) activity was conducted in Kaohsiung county on 12-13 Jul 2016 involving 14 participants from 9 different institutions; TPSI-N (north) activity was conducted in New Taipei City on 15 Oct 2016 involving 15 participants from 9 different institutions; TPSI-W (west) activity was conducted in Maioli county on 27 Nov 2016 involving 11 participants from 11 different institutions; TPSI-E (east) activity was conducted in Hualien county on 7-8 Dec 2016 involving 23 participants from 13 different institutions. In total, four regional (north, west, south, east) TPSI 2016 activities totally involved 61 participants from 26 different governmental institutions, NGOs/NPOs, academics, community organizations.
  • A Capacity-building Workshop on TPSI Extension for administrative staffs from the Forestry Bureau Headquarters and its 8 district offices was held on 8-9 Aug 2016, Taipei. The workshop in total involved 55 administrative staffs from the Forestry Bureau Headquarters and its 8 district offices.

International participation and exchange:

  • On 17-20 Oct 2016, NDHU helped the Forestry Bureau to invite Mr. Kazuaki NAGANO from MoE Japan and Mr Toru HAYAMI from the Hayami Forest to share their experience and expertise on revitalization policy and plans for the Satoyama and Satochi areas in Japan as well as the practices of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.

The main tasks and outcomes of the Extension Project for TPSI development in 2017 in terms of IPSI’s clusters of activities are as follows:

Capacity-building and On-the-ground activities:

  • Four regional TPSI (including north, west, south and east regions of Taiwan) activities were successfully conducted: TPSI-S (south) activity was conducted in Pintung county on 26-27 May 2017 involving 40 participants from 25 different institutions; TPSI-W (west) activity was conducted in Nantou county on 29-30 Jun 2017 involving 27 participants from 16 different institutions; TPSI-E (east) activity was conducted in Hualien and Taitung county on 25-26 Jul 2017 involving 36 participants from 24 different institutions; TPSI-N (north) activity was conducted in I-lan county on 29-30 Aug 2017 involving 31 participants from 18 different institutions; In 2017, four regional (north, west, south, east) TPSI 2017 activities totally involved 134 participants from 57 different governmental institutions, NGOs/NPOs, academics, community organizations. The numbers and diversity of participants have increased a lot since 2016 (Figure 4). The government in Taiwan has become more interested in participating in TPSI in recent years (Figure 5).
Figure 4. Participant numbers and units of TPSI 2016-2017

Figure 4. Participant numbers and units of TPSI 2016-2017

 

Figure 5. Participant categories of TPSI 2016-2017

Figure 5. Participant categories of TPSI 2016-2017

  • A Capacity-building Workshop on TPSI Extension for administrative staffs from the Forestry Bureau Headquarters and its 8 district offices was held in 10 May 2017, Taipei. The workshop in total involved 20 administrative staffs from the Forestry Bureau Headquarters and its 8 district offices. It could be observed that many officers became much familiar with the Satoyama Initiative and TPSI than in the first workshop held in 2016.
  • One-day Symposium (morning session) and Workshop (afternoon session) for TPSI-all 2017: Review and outlook of TPSI development, was held, in cooperation with the Chinese Society for Environmental Education (CSEE), at the National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung on 15 Sep 2017. The morning Symposium involved 150 participants and the afternoon Workshop invited 50 participants from different governmental institutions, NGOs/NPOs, community organizations, academic/educational institutions and citizens. It was the first-time national scale TPSI meeting held in Taiwan. It was helpful for participants to learn the origin, process and progress as well as discuss challenges and strategies of TPSI development in recent years and to the future.

International participation and exchange:

  • NDHU participated the Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Sabah Malaysia on 18-20 April 2017 and gave a presentation about ‘Facilitating the Development of a Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (TPSI)’ in the opening plenary session on the first day.
  • On 16 Nov 2017 in the Forestry Bureau, Taipei, NDHU helped the Forestry Bureau invite Mr. Naoya Tsukamoto and Ms. Evonne Yiu from UNU-IAS to give speeches in morning Symposium session on IPSI-TPSI Exchange and Satoumi Initiative in Japan, and participate in afternoon Workshop on Youth Participation in TPSI Development. There were in total 202 participants from 35 governmental institutions, 60 NGOs/community organizations, 21 academic/educational institutions and 24 citizens. It was helpful for IPSI Secretary to know more about the progress of both the Satoyama Initiative and TPSI development in Taiwan.

Knowledge enhancement and policy research

  • ‘A Strategic Framework for the Development of a Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (TPSI)’ was proposed. (https://goo.gl/ES3b88, in Chinese)
  • ‘Satoyama Initiative in National Context: A Conceptual Framework for Re-connecting Natural- Rural- Urban Areas of Taiwan was suggested.’ (https://goo.gl/VNoQaE, in Chinese)

Evaluation of results

  • Relevance to IPSI Strategic Objectives: The TPSI project focuses on setting up a national framework for promoting Satoyama Initiative in Taiwan as well as enhancing and networking partnership among governmental institutions, academics, NPOs, on-the-ground practitioners and experts. Therefore, the TPSI project closely related to the IPSI Strategy Objective ‘four’ as well as its priority actions ‘a,’ ‘b,’ ‘c,’ ‘d’ and ‘e’ for the IPSI Plan of Action.
  • Relevance to Aichi Biodiversity Targets: Contributions of the TPSI project may relate to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets of 04 (sustainable use of natural resources), 06 (sustainable fishery), 07 (sustainable agriculture), 11 (protected areas), 13 (agro-biodiversity), 14 (ecosystem services), 18 (traditional knowledge) and 19 (knowledge enhancement).
  • Relevance to SDGs: Contributions of the TPSI project may relate to the SDGs goals of 02 (food security and sustainable agriculture), 12 (sustainable consumption and production), 13 (combat climate change) and 15 (sustainable management of forests and biodiversity enhancement).
  • Progressive achievements and innovativeness: Among IPSI members of the world, it is apparently rare to have a national network set up for promoting the Satoyama Initiative. The TPSI project has continued its program in an experimental way for four years. The numbers and diversity of participants are all increasing.
  • Long-term continuation of project activities: From 2014, the Forestry Bureau has been working with NDHU on the pilot works. A first draft of a National Strategic Framework for Promoting Satoyama Initiative in Taiwan was proposed by NDHU in 2014 and adopted by the Forestry Bureau in 2015. Promotion of the Satoyama Initiative in Taiwan has become a new policy announced by the new Minister of Council of Agriculture in May 2016 and by the new Director General of the Forestry Bureau in July 2016. The Satoyama Initiative in Taiwan therefore has gained the political momentum from central governmental institutions since 2016.
  • Influencing factors: A national partnership network for the Satoyama Initiative in Taiwan cannot be successful without first, continuous supports from the Forestry Bureau of the Council of Agriculture; second, National Dong-Hwa University (NDHU) as the project conductor and coordinator; third, supports and participation from 7 other IPSI members and non-IPSI members of Taiwan.

Key messages and lessons learned

  • IPSI collaborative activities are one of the key instruments for enhancing mutual learning and cooperation among IPSI members. Among the existing 40 collaborative projects, TPSI is unique since it adopts a national scale and focuses on partnership among IPSI and non-IPSI members in Taiwan. For design of TPSI, we learned a lot from IPSI’s operational guidelines, strategy and action plans. We are currently working on review and analysis of TPSI activities. In the near future we hope that we can share our knowledge and experience of developing a national partnership for the Satoyama Initiative to international IPSI members and other societies.
  • In 2016 and 2017, NDHU, the Forestry Bureau and other IPSI and TPSI members have worked closely on promoting TPSI’s 5 clusters of activities. In the near future, the goal of TPSI is to help revitalize and conserve the socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes in rural Taiwan. We believe that a revitalized rural area can help build up a national ‘Green Network’ beyond the upstream national forests and protected areas, as well as reconnect nature area conservation, rural development and urban partnership for moving towards a society living in harmony with nature.
  • From 2018, NDHU will continue the TPSI projects and work with the Forestry Bureau, other IPSI and TPSI members on promoting above TPSI’s clusters of activities.
  • In Taiwan, we have just learnt to regard the Satoyama Initiative as not only individual initiatives but also concepts and approaches to reconnecting natural-rural-urban areas of Taiwan. As we learnt from professor Takeuchi, we need to enhance the symbiotic relationship between rural areas and urban areas, and therefore we can conserve the natural areas more effectively. In the past, lots of efforts of biodiversity conservation in Taiwan have been made to set up a national protected area system especially for conservation of upper-stream high mountain natural areas and individual wetlands. Now we have started to incorporate concepts of Satoyama Initiative into wider landscape and seascape management through reconnecting upstream and downstream, and 森-川-里-海 (forest-stream-village-sea) of natural, rural and urban areas.

Acknowledgement

We would like to show our gratitude to the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) for their financial and administrative supports of the SDM 2016 project on ‘Facilitating the Development of a Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (TPSI).’

References and bibliography

IPSI Operational Framework are accessible at https://satoyama-initiative.org/en/about-2/

IPSI Secretariat and UNU-IAS (2013). Strategy for the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI). United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies.

Lee KC (2017) Satoyama Initiative in National Context: A Conceptual Framework for Re-connecting Natural- Rural- Urban Areas of Taiwan. Great Nature, 134: 26-29 (in Chinese) https://goo.gl/VNoQaE

Shia RS, Huang TT, Hsu SH, Chang HY and Lee KC (2015) A strategic framework proposal for promoting the Satoyama Initiative in Taiwan. Taiwan Forestry Journal, 41(1): 38-46. (in Chinese) https://goo.gl/ES3b88

Web links of relevant organizations and projects

Website of the Forestry Bureau, Council of Agriculture, https://www.forest.gov.tw/EN

News (15/9/2017) about the ‘Satoyama Initiative workshop envisions national green eco-network’ https://www.forest.gov.tw/EN/forest-news/0061321

News (25/11/2016) about the ‘As they become members of IPSI, Forestry Bureau and Tse-Xin Organic Agriculture Foundation receive international recognition’ https://www.forest.gov.tw/EN/forest-news/0060005

News (23/9/2016) about the ‘Ecological Rice Fair: Protecting farmland ecosystem, increasing farmers’ incomes’ https://www.forest.gov.tw/EN/forest-news/0059742

News (19/8/2016) about the ‘Indigenous Group Realizes Spirit of Satoyama Initiative’ https://eng.coa.gov.tw/ws.php?id=2505330

News (20/1/2015) about the ‘Gongliao Hoe-Hoe Festival-A Testament to Successful Water Terrace Paddy Field Rehabilitation Program in Gongliao’ https://www.forest.gov.tw/EN/forest-news/0023227

Recommendations for further reading

Shia RS, Huang TT, Hsu SH, Chang HY and Lee KC (2015) A strategic framework proposal for promoting the Satoyama Initiative in Taiwan. Taiwan Forestry Journal, 41(1): 38-46. (in Chinese) https://goo.gl/ES3b88

Lee KC (2017) Satoyama Initiative in National Context: A Conceptual Framework for Re-connecting Natural- Rural- Urban Areas of Taiwan. Great Nature, 134: 26-29 (in Chinese) https://goo.gl/VNoQaE

Photos

A Capacity-building Workshop on TPSI Extension for administrative staffs from the Forestry Bureau Headquarters and its 8 district offices was held in 8-9 Aug 2016, Taipei

A Capacity-building Workshop on TPSI Extension for administrative staffs from the Forestry Bureau Headquarters and its 8 district offices was held in 8-9 Aug 2016, Taipei

TPSI-N (north) activity was conducted in New Taipei City on 15 Oct 2016 involving 15 participants from 9 different institutions

TPSI-N (north) activity was conducted in New Taipei City on 15 Oct 2016 involving 15 participants from 9 different institutions

TPSI-W (west) activity was conducted in Maioli county on 27 Nov 2016 involving 11 participants from 11 different institutions

TPSI-W (west) activity was conducted in Maioli county on 27 Nov 2016 involving 11 participants from 11 different institutions

TPSI-S (south) activity was conducted in Kaohsiung county on 12-13 Jul 2016 involving 14 participants from 9 different institutions

TPSI-S (south) activity was conducted in Kaohsiung county on 12-13 Jul 2016 involving 14 participants from 9 different institutions

TPSI-E (east) activity was conducted in Hualien county on 7-8 Dec 2016 involving 23 participants from 13 different institutions

TPSI-E (east) activity was conducted in Hualien county on 7-8 Dec 2016 involving 23 participants from 13 different institutions

Field trips of the TPSI-E in Xinshe village, Hualien

Field trips of the TPSI-E in Xinshe village, Hualien

Mr. Kazuaki NAGANO from MoE Japan and Mr Toru HAYAMI from the Hayami Forest were invited to visit FSC forests in Taiwan on 18 Oct 2016

Mr. Kazuaki NAGANO from MoE Japan and Mr Toru HAYAMI from the Hayami Forest were invited to visit FSC forests in Taiwan on 18 Oct 2016

A Symposium for exchange of the Satoyama Initiative experiences between Taiwan and Japan, 20 Oct 2016, Forestry Bureau, Taipei

A Symposium for exchange of the Satoyama Initiative experiences between Taiwan and Japan, 20 Oct 2016, Forestry Bureau, Taipei

A Capacity-building Workshop on TPSI Extension for administrative staffs of the Forestry Bureau Headquarters and its 8 district offices was held in 10 May 2017, Taipei

A Capacity-building Workshop on TPSI Extension for administrative staffs of the Forestry Bureau Headquarters and its 8 district offices was held in 10 May 2017, Taipei

Presentation of group discussions in TPSI-N (north) workshop on 29 Aug 2017

Presentation of group discussions in TPSI-N (north) workshop on 29 Aug 2017

A local farmer’s interpretatin on his diversified farming practices during TPSI-N (north) fieldtrip on 29 Aug 2017

A local farmer’s interpretatin on his diversified farming practices during TPSI-N (north) fieldtrip on 29 Aug 2017

Local people’s interpretatin on local organic food and vegitables during TPSI-W (west) fieldtrip on 30 Jun 2017

Local people’s interpretatin on local organic food and vegitables during TPSI-W (west) fieldtrip on 30 Jun 2017

Group discussions in TPSI-E (east) workshop on 25 Jul 2017

Group discussions in TPSI-E (east) workshop on 25 Jul 2017

Participants of TPSI-S (south) on 26-27 May 2017

Participants of TPSI-S (south) on 26-27 May 2017

Symposium (morning session) for TPSI-all 2017: Review and outlook of TPSI development, was held, in cooperation with the Chinese Society for Environmental Education (CSEE), at the National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung on 15 Sep 2017

Symposium (morning session) for TPSI-all 2017: Review and outlook of TPSI development, was held, in cooperation with the Chinese Society for Environmental Education (CSEE), at the National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung on 15 Sep 2017

Workshop (afternoon session) for TPSI-all 2017: Review and outlook of TPSI development, was held, in cooperation with the Chinese Society for Environmental Education (CSEE), at the National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung on 15 Sep 2017

Workshop (afternoon session) for TPSI-all 2017: Review and outlook of TPSI development, was held, in cooperation with the Chinese Society for Environmental Education (CSEE), at the National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung on 15 Sep 2017

Mr. Naoya Tsukamoto and Ms Evonne Yiu from UNU-IAS were invited to visit Lo-shan organic village, Hualien, eastern rural Taiwan, 15 Nov 2017

Mr. Naoya Tsukamoto and Ms Evonne Yiu from UNU-IAS were invited to visit Lo-shan organic village, Hualien, eastern rural Taiwan, 15 Nov 2017

Mr. Naoya Tsukamoto and Ms Evonne Yiu from UNU-IAS were invited to visit Fuli Farmers Association, Hualien, eastern rural Taiwan, 15 Nov 2017

Mr. Naoya Tsukamoto and Ms Evonne Yiu from UNU-IAS were invited to visit Fuli Farmers Association, Hualien, eastern rural Taiwan, 15 Nov 2017

Mr. Naoya Tsukamoto and Ms Evonne Yiu from UNU-IAS were invited to visit Fenan village, Hualien, eastern rural Taiwan, 15 Nov 2017

Mr. Naoya Tsukamoto and Ms Evonne Yiu from UNU-IAS were invited to visit Fenan village, Hualien, eastern rural Taiwan, 15 Nov 2017

Mr. Naoya Tsukamoto and Ms Evonne Yiu from UNU-IAS were invited to give speeches in morning Symposium on IPSI-TPSI exchange and Satoumi Initiative, 16 Nov 2017

Mr. Naoya Tsukamoto and Ms Evonne Yiu from UNU-IAS were invited to give speeches in morning Symposium on IPSI-TPSI exchange and Satoumi Initiative, 16 Nov 2017

Afternoon Workshop on Youth Participation in TPSI Development, 16 Nov 2017

Afternoon Workshop on Youth Participation in TPSI Development, 16 Nov 2017

 

Author’s profile(s)

Dr. Hwa-Ching Lin, Director General, Forestry Bureau https://www.forest.gov.tw/EN/0000033

Ms. Jung-Sheng Shia, Director of Conservation Division, Forestry Bureau

Mr. Chan-Jen Chen, Chief of Habitat Management Section, Conservation Division, Forestry Bureau

Ms. Chia-Chi Wang, Staff of Habitat Management Section, Conservation Division, Forestry Bureau

Dr. Kuang-Chung Lee, Associate professor, National Dong-Hwa University http://134.208.10.216:8080/PDF_FILES/4776.pdf