On 3 September 2016, the UNU-IAS International Satoyama Initiative (ISI) will hold a workshop on Promoting Agricultural Landscapes that are Good for People and for Nature as part of the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawaii.
While agriculture is one of the most significant factors driving loss of biodiversity, there are many examples where communities of agriculturalists and pastoralists have shaped landscapes that are rich in both biodiversity and cultural values. There also are emerging examples of agricultural land management that 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. ISI will also hold two poster sessions at the conference.