Preservation and utilization of Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi
In 2011, Noto’s Sotoyama and Satoumi were designated by FAO as the first GIAHS site in an industrialized country, along with Sado’s satoyama in Harmony with Crested Ibis. United Nations University was involved in providing support, helping with global dissemination of the relevant information, and carrying out various other activities.
Five years have passed since the designation; the initial action plans drawn up at the time of designation are now being revised, and the progress of the plans has been monitored. OUIK has been engaged in these activities in collaboration with Ishikawa Prefecture and the nine municipalities of Noto GIAHS Promotion Council. We are also providing advice regarding the preservation and utilization of Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi and the establishment of a platform for resource management involving a variety of people. The monitoring of biodiversity is an issue with a particularly high public profile, which cannot be dealt with according to the marketing mechanism. We aim to develop a simple, convenient monitoring system through collaboration with Ishikawa Prefecture and its municipalities, and in partnership with the Satoyama-satoumi Meister Program of Kanazawa University.
Noto’s Satoumi lecture series
Connection between Satoyama and Satoumi
Sustainability Science and GIAHS twinning -Role of sustainability science for building a resilient and sustainable society-
Background‛Ifugao Rice Terraces' are designated as a World Cultural Heritage site of UNESCO (1995) and Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System ...Read more
The Booklet presents the value and history of GIAHS through the cases and reports from Japan and East Asia. Available from publication page ...Read more
Establishment of locally initiated international cooperation program based on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)
On November 20, 2017, Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa University, Ishikawa Prefectural University, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Natio ...Read more
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The UNU-IAS Operating Unit Ishikawa-Kanazawa (OUIK) organized a symposium entitled "A Look at the Various Work Supporting Satoumi Creation” on June 10 ...Read more
Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa (OUIK) conducted its 6th Noto Satoumi Seminar in Wajima City on Feb 16, 2017. Bringing this seminar series to the sch ...Read more
United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability Operating Unit Ishikawa / Kanazawa(UNU-IAS OUIK) will host a symposium on ...Read more
It documents discussions and article contributions by speakers who participated in the OUIK Noto Satoumi Lecture Series held in 2015. This lecture series highlighted the Noto Satoumi Movement, which emphasizes local, traditional wisdom of living with the sea, and led in part to the Noto Peninsula’s designation as a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage System (GIAHS) in 2011.
The Noto Satoumi Movement aims to establish the Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture as a leading center for satoumi research and conservation efforts on the Sea of Japan, as well as to promote a deeper awareness both in and outside of Japan of the concept of Satoumi, the charm of Noto’s satoumi and its related livelihoods, and the importance of satoumi conservation. The booklet is vailable from here
5th lecture will be held in Noto town focusing the role of local river which has been linking the livelihood in Satoyama and Satoumi in the town. ...Read more