Ten Years of GIAHS Development in Japan

Nagata, Akira and Yiu, Evonne, (2021). Ten Years of GIAHS Development in Japan. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 12(4), 567-577

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    Author Nagata, Akira
    Yiu, Evonne
    Title Ten Years of GIAHS Development in Japan
    Appearing in Journal of Resources and Ecology
    Volume 12
    Issue No. 4
    Publication Date 2021-07-13
    Place of Publication Beijing
    Publisher Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Start page 567
    End page 577
    Language eng
    Abstract Abstract Approximately ten years have passed since Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) was introduced to Japan in 2011, with 11 GIAHS sites designated so far. The Japan Nationally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (J-NIAHS), which considers resilience, multi-stakeholder participation and sixth industrialization, was subsequently established in 2016, and has designated 15 J-NIAHS sites. GIAHS sites can be classified into three major types: Landscape, farming method, and genetic resource conservation types, and most Japanese GIAHS sites are of the landscape type. Since there is almost no national subsidy for GIAHS or J-NIAHS, designated sites are expected to secure funding for conservation from their own efforts. For this reason, a voluntary network of the Japanese GIAHS sites has been active in promoting cooperation on GIAHS conservation. The priorities of the Japanese GIAHS have focused on raising public awareness about GIAHS and J-NIAHS, improving livelihoods, as well as fostering the international exchange of experience and knowledge regarding Agricultural Heritage Systems, especially among Japan, China and Korea.
    Copyright Holder Editorial office of Journal of Resources and Ecology
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 1674764x
    DOI 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2021.04.014
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