Webinar on implementing the Satoyama Initiatives in Taiwan
IPSI members the Soil and Water Conservation Bureau (SWCB) and Taiwan Landscape Environment Association (TLEA) will organize an online webinar jointly with National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) to share valuable experiences and insights on implementing the Satoyama Initiatives in Chinese Taipei. The webinar is slated to be held on 7 September 2021 at 10:00-11:30 (JST；UTC+9).
This webinar will share their experiences in forwarding “the Satoyama Initiative actions” through multi-sectoral collaboration and also reveal in-depth insights into a case study of Liyu community in the central region of Chinese Taipei.
In Liyu, several eco-friendly farming practices have been adopted in rice cultivation. Farmers use the excess water resources in rice paddy to control rice blast diseases, literally turning disadvantages into useful tools, introduce biological pest control against Golden Apple Snails (GAS) which threats rice growth and reduces yields, and introduce Azolla as green manure in rice cultivation, among others. As a result of these practices and long-term ecological monitoring, it is evident that “organic and eco-farming rice fields support higher species richness and abundance in various taxonomic groups (e.g., aquatic species)”. Moreover, through the establishment of a cross-sectoral platform, it enables Liyu community to promote responsible production and consumption (e.g., Participatory Guarantee System) and the development of the green production chain, thereby urging economic drivers to pursue sustainable development goals.
The webinar will be delivered via Google Meet and is open to the public.
*Please note that this event will be held in English only.
Google Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/rwc-xjsz-yjr
Google Meet Code: rwc-xjsz-yjr
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