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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Strengthening local capacity for conserving medicinal plants and improving livelihoods through domestication and integration of LBSAP in planning process

  • Country: Nepal (Rasuwa District) Southern Asia
  • Group: Kathmandu Forestry College
Strengthening local capacity for conserving medicinal plants and improving livelihoods through domestication and integration of LBSAP in planning process
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction The rural landscape that encompasses the agrarian economy, fragile ecology and complex and differentiated society is changing rapidly in Nepal, creating new oppor...

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Transforming nomadic traditions to biodiversity-friendly livelihoods from the perspective of traditional forestrelated knowledge: the successful story of H Village of Yunnan Province in China

  • Country: China (Yunnan Province) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Centre of Forestry, Environmental and Resources Policy Study, Renmin University of China
Transforming nomadic traditions to biodiversity-friendly livelihoods from the perspective of traditional forestrelated knowledge: the successful story of H Village of Yunnan Province in China
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction Poor people in many cases live in good quality forests with rich biodiversity, and this is particularly the case in hinterlands where indigenous people live (Liu ...

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Natural resources management by Rwoho forest edge communities, Uganda

  • Country: Uganda (Western Region) Eastern Africa
  • Group: Environmental Protection Information Centre (EPIC)
Natural resources management by Rwoho forest edge communities, Uganda
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Physical and natural characteristics of the Rwoho forest [Note: this case study originally appeared in the publication “Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes...

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Sacred forests: valorization of traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources for sustainable management

  • Country: Benin (Gbévozoun and Gnahouizoun Sacred Forests) Western Africa
  • Group: NGO Circle for Conservation of Natural Resources (ONG Ce.Sa.Re.N)
Sacred forests: valorization of traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources for sustainable management
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Background [Note: this case study was originally published in the publication “Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) in Africa“] Benin is a count...

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Improving natural resource management and biodiversity conservation in the Laikipia county ecosystem, Kenya

  • Country: Kenya (Laikipia County) Eastern Africa
  • Group: Laikipia Wildlife Forum
Improving natural resource management and biodiversity conservation in the Laikipia county ecosystem, Kenya
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction: natural and social background [Note: this case study was originally published in the publication “Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) ...

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Home garden agroforestry practices in the Gedeo zone, Ethiopia: a sustainable land management system for socio-ecological benefits

  • Country: Ethiopia (South Nation Nationalities and People Regional State) Eastern Africa
  • Group: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
Home garden agroforestry practices in the Gedeo zone, Ethiopia: a sustainable land management system for socio-ecological benefits
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction [Note: this case study was originally published in the publication "Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS) in Africa"] Agriculture in nat...

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Raising and planting native tree seedlings in local community of Aichi Prefecture, Japan

  • Country: Japan (Aichi Prefecture) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Aichi Prefecture
Raising and planting native tree seedlings in local community of Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction In March 2013, Aichi Prefecture, located roughly in the center of the Japanese archipelago, adopted the Aichi Biodiversity Strategy 2020 in order to realize “Co...

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Historical changes of co-management and biodiversity of community forests: A case study from S village of Dong minority in China, 1950-2010

  • Country: China (Hunan Province) Eastern Asia
  • Group: Centre of Forestry, Environmental and Resource Policy Study, Renmin University of China
Historical changes of co-management and biodiversity of community forests: A case study from S village of Dong minority in China, 1950-2010
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction [Note: This case study was first published in the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review vol. 1] Although protected areas are one of the most important elements ...

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Community-based monitoring and information systems as an emerging toolkit to improve management of SEPLS

  • Country: Global Global
  • Group: Forest Peoples Programme
Community-based monitoring and information systems as an emerging toolkit to improve management of SEPLS
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest
  • Group:Grass
  • Group:Water

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction [Note: This case study was first published in the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review vol. 1. Since it was first produced, further developments have occurred, ma...

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The importance of the Farmers Field School approach: A case study – Farmers Field School practical training programs, Vietnam

  • Country: Viet Nam and Lao P.D.R. South-eastern Asia
  • Group: Social Policy Ecology Research Institute (SPERI)
The importance of the Farmers Field School approach: A case study – Farmers Field School practical training programs, Vietnam
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction *This case study was first published in the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review, Vol. 1. The introduction of FFS approach to organic vegetables farmers in Viet...

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Assessing farmers’ perceptions of resilience of socio-ecological production landscapes in central and eastern Kenya

  • Country: Kenya (East and Central Kenya) Eastern Africa
  • Group: Bioversity International
Assessing farmers’ perceptions of resilience of socio-ecological production landscapes in central and eastern Kenya
  • Group:Agricultural
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction Environmental degradation has a severe impact on how ecosystems function. When an environment is degraded, many of the benefits that ecosystems provide to local c...

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Enhancing knowledge of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes in Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga

  • Country: Kingdom of Tonga (Vava’u Archipelago) Polynesia
  • Group: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP); International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Enhancing knowledge of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes in Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga
  • Group:Coastal
  • Group:Forest

Summary Sheet The summary sheet for this case study is available here. Introduction [Note: This case study was first published in the Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review vol. 1] The Kingdom of Tonga is identified by Burley et al. (2012) as th...

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