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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Africa

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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The Maasai’s shifting modes of subsistence

  • Country: Kenya (Loitokitok, Rift Valley Province) Eastern Africa
  • Group: ---
The Maasai’s shifting modes of subsistence
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Grass

In Loitokitok, Rift Valley province of Kenya, some people of Maasai, nomadic herdsmen whose diet had traditionally been only cow milk and blood, have started farming recently. Severe drought caused by recent climate change is in the background. This ...

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