International Symposium on Socio-ecological Production Landscapes


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  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•02•20    14:00 - 17:30

    On 20 February 2015, UNU-IAS will host the International Symposium on Rural Food System, Sharing Network, and Ecosystem Services in Socio-ecological Production Landscapes in Tokyo.

    ‘Satoyama-satoumi’ is a Japanese term for socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) characterized by a dynamic mosaic of different types of ecosystems that maintain high levels of biodiversity and produce bundles of ecosystem services. One of the unique characteristics of SEPLS is the sharing of provisioning services – such as forest, agricultural and marine products – within and beyond communities. Research findings demonstrate how encouraging sharing and co-management of ecosystem services can strengthen localized models of sustainable societies in harmony with nature. In this symposium, we will share relevant research findings on rural food systems, sharing networks, and ecosystem services in both developing and developed countries, and identify the challenges and opportunities associated with co-management of SEPLS.

    This event will be co-organized by UNU-IAS and the Committee on Environmental Systems (Japan Society of Civil Engineers), with the cooperation of the Ministry of the Environment, Japan.


    Registration is free and open to the public. To register, please contact Ms. Chiho Kamiyama.
    Tel: +81-(0)3-5467-1414
    Fax: +81-(0)3-3406-7347


    14:00–16:00  Presentation Session

    • Steven Van Passel
      Rural food systems: the need for a value-orientated approach
    • Dirk Roep
      Multifunctional agriculture as driver of place-based social-ecological relations
    • Osamu Saito, Chiho Kamiyama
      Non-market food provisioning services through self-production and communal sharing networks in socio-ecological production landscapes
    • Shizuka Hashimoto
      Agri-environmental schemes for sustainable provision of ecosystem services
    • Ryo Kohsaka
      Local governance and citizen participation of Noto -An empirical exploration based on market data-

    16:00–16:30  Break

    16:30–17:30  Panel Discussion

    This symposium is supported by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan through its Environment Research and Technology Development Fund (ES-Tradeoff, FY2013FY2015, 1-1303).


    UNU Headquarters
    5F Elizabeth Rose Conference Hall

    53-70, Jingumae 5-chome
    Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925

  • Chiho Kamiyama
    Tel: +81-(0)3-5467-1414
    Fax: +81-(0)3-3406-7347