Securing biodiversity and ecosystem services in Africa: Notes from the 2015 Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Accra, Ghana

Authors

  • Alfred Oteng- Yeboah
  • William Dunbar
  • Yaw Boafo
  • Kaoru Ichikawa

Keywords:

Ghana, Biodiversity and ecosyste, Satoyama, SEPLS, Africa

Abstract

The first Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Africa was held in Accra, Ghana, from 10 to 12 August 2015. The objective of the workshop was to contribute to the sustainable development agenda in the region within the scope of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning by strengthening the knowledge base related to the Satoyama Initiative, a global effort ‘to realize societies in harmony with nature’ through the revitalisation and sustainable development of ‘socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes’. This short report summarises some of the main points arising from the workshop.

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References

Gu, H. & Subramanian, S.M., 2014, ‘Drivers of change in socio-ecological production landscapes: Implications for better management’, Ecology and Society 19(1), 41.

Satoyama Initiative, 2013, ‘Strategy for the International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative’, viewed February 22 2015, from http://satoyama-initiative.org/wp/wpcontent/uploads/2014/01/IPSI-Strategy.pdf

Satoyama Initiative, 2015, ‘Concept’, viewed October 26 2015, from http://satoyamainitiative.org/en/about/

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Published

2016-05-31

How to Cite

Yeboah, A. O.-., Dunbar, W. ., Boafo, Y. ., & Ichikawa, K. . (2016). Securing biodiversity and ecosystem services in Africa: Notes from the 2015 Satoyama Initiative Regional Workshop in Accra, Ghana. Bothalia, African Biodiversity & Conservation, 46(1). Retrieved from https://mail.abcjournal.org/index.php/BothaliaABC/article/view/152

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