Four New IPSI Collaborative Activities Endorsed


IPSI Collaborative Activities are activities carried out by at least two IPSI members (possibly in collaboration with other organizations), and approved as such by the IPSI Steering Committee. The IPSI Steering Committee recently approved the proposals for four new IPSI Collaborative Activities, bringing the total number of IPSI Collaborative Activities to 52.

The new activities are:

  • Mainstreaming of Taiwan Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (TPSI) in line with Taiwan Ecological Network (TEN) – by IPSI members National Dong Hwa University (NDHU); Environmental Ethics Foundation of Taiwan (EEFT); Fuli Farmers Association; Hualien District Agricultural Research and Extension Station (HDARES), Council of Agriculture; International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF); National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech); Observer Ecological Consultant Co.; Society for Wildlife and Nature (SWAN) International; Soil and Water Conservation Bureau (SWCB), Council of Agriculture; Taiwan Ecological Engineering Development Foundation (EEF); and Tse-Xin Organic Agriculture Foundation (TOAF), along with Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA); and Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute (TESRI), Council of Agriculture
  • New Futures for Satoyama: Innovation in Policy and Practice to Sustain Cultural Landscapes – by IPSI members the Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), University of Gloucestershire; United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS); and University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), along with Kyoto University; Gakushin Women’s College; NIBIO; Korean Rural Economics Institute (KREI); University of Frankfurt; AgroParisTech; Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology; University of Waterloo; University of Bern; CREA National Agricultural Economics Research Institute; Scotland’s Rural University College (SRUC); and USDA ARS
  • International Symposium on Mountain Studies: Satoyama Mountainscapes – by IPSI members University of Georgia, Department of Geography, Neotropical Montology Collaboratory; and University of Santiago de Compostela, along with International Geographical Union (IGU), Commission of Mountain Studies.
    Institute of Geography, National Autonomous University of Mexico; Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences; Mountain Research Center, University of Tsukuba; and Department of Geography, University of Istanbul
  • Enhancing Community Capacity for Livelihood Diversification through Mangrove Forest-based Products – by IPSI members Unnayan Onneshan and Forest Peoples Programme, along with Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development (RCE) Cha Am, with Secretariat at the Sirindhorn International Environmental Park (SIEP) Thailand

IPSI members are encouraged to propose any activities carried out in collaboration with other members as IPSI Collaborative Activities.