On 3 September 2016, as part of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii, UNU-IAS International Satoyama Initiative (ISI) will hold a workshop titled “Promoting Agricultural Landscapes that are Good for People and for Nature”.
Agriculture has been identified as one of the most significant factors driving loss of biodiversity. Yet there are many examples where communities of agriculturalists and pastoralists have shaped landscapes that are rich in biodiversity, as well as cultural values. There are also emerging examples of agricultural land management which successfully conserves biodiversity values within the farm ecosystem. This workshop will explore the role of local farmers and pastoralists in shaping landscapes and their biodiversity. It will highlight recent innovations in managing agricultural landscapes and help inform current debates in the area.
The session will be of interest to conservation organizations working to integrate biodiversity and livelihoods, policymakers addressing linked priorities of biodiversity conservation and agricultural development/food security, and donors and development agencies focused on addressing the SDGs.
ISI will also hold two poster sessions at the conference.
For more information and to register for the session, please visit the official workshop page.