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.

Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Development Studies (UDS)


The Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management of UDS, focuses on studies that reveals key processes in ecology and sustainability, fisheries and aquatic resources in Ghana. Productivity of the following water bodies: Volta River (White Volta and Black Volta), Golinga, Bontanga, Libga, Tono reservoirs in Northern Ghana are being studied as well as their socio-economic importance to the rural communities. Secondly, the Department is involved in fundamental researches that focuses on developing solutions for the sustainable management of aquatic resources, risks and human interactions with the aquatic ecosystems.