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
The United Nations University UNU-IAS OUIK, Noto SDGs Lab., and Ifugao State University GIAHS Center are collaborating to promote exchanges between ch ...Read more
Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems（GIAHS） Monitoring Workshop with Korea and Japan GIAHS sites
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The United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability Operating Unit Ishikawa/Kanazawa(UNU-IAS OUIK) is supporting the acti ...Read more
【Event Report】GIAHS Youth Summit and Excursions, a side event of the International Conference on GIAHS
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Noto’s Satoyama and Satoumi “Passing down the Food Knowledge and Skills” video series is now available!
The Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa prefecture, Japan is a region where the traditional knowledge of cultivating and preserving local produce has been pass ...Read more