Strategy for the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative
Satoyama Initiative, December 2012

Endorsed by the Assembly at the Third IPSI Global Conference, held in October 2012, in Hyderabad, India, the IPSI Strategy includes sections on: an introduction; vision; mission; strategic objectives; and monitoring and reporting. In the introduction, it is noted that socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes are dynamic mosaics of habitats and land uses where the harmonious interaction between people and nature maintains biodiversity while providing humans with the goods and services needed for their livelihoods, survival and well-being in a sustainable manner. They are found in many places in the world under different names and are deeply linked to local culture and knowledge. When well managed, they can make a significant contribution to the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Millennium Development Goals and relevant national sustainable development policies. The purpose of the Strategy is to establish a platform that can enhance complementarity and synergy among the activities of IPSI members on the one hand, activities of IPSI members and of other partners on the other, at the local, national and international levels. The IPSI’s strategic objectives include: increasing knowledge and understanding of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes; addressing the direct and underlying causes responsible for the decline or loss of biological and cultural diversity, as well as ecological and socio-economic services from socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes; enhancing benefits from socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes; and enhancing the human, institutional and sustainable financial capacities for the implementation of the Satoyama Initiative. The Strategy also includes guidance on possible ways and means to achieve the strategic objectives. Download the Strategy [pdf] …