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Farming with fire: Revaluing a Japanese agricultural tradition
Researchers are finding merit in a traditional practice that uses fire to prepare and enrich soil.
Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
With PALM project support, community-led honey production is helping to reduce the environmental impacts of animal grazing.
Recording resilience: Filmmaker shares Japan recovery experience
An Our World 2.0 filmmaker reflects on the recovery of tsunami-hit towns.
Researching resilience: Young scholars look to communities as classrooms
Students of the ProsPER.Net Young Researchers’ School studied first-hand how communities are boosting resilience.
Restoring the Nanao Bay ecosystem
A calm bay on Japan’s Noto Peninsula, long a marine haven for fishers, is the site of new integrative approaches to resource management.
Making the Carbon Farming Initiative more appealing to farmers
Two Australian schemes may benefit landholders while reducing impact on climate and biodiversity.
Re-creating eelgrass beds in the Seto Inland Sea
A videobrief in our satoumi series looks at how fishers and experts are restoring the ecosystem that nurtures coastal fish.
Energy innovation and traditional knowledge
It is crucial to remember that harvesting alternative energy can have impacts on local and indigenous communities.
People and the Planet
Nobel Prize winner Sir John Sulston warns that the global average per capita material consumption far exceeds what can be sustained for 7 billion people.
Land use, climate change adaptation and indigenous peoples
Indigenous peoples' resilience is rooted in traditional knowledge and their deep understanding of the land.
Satoumi – Co-managing marine resources in Shiretoko
In a remote part of Japan, stakeholders cooperate to preserve the area’s exceptional ecology.
Innovative crops of the Alai Valley
In Krygystan’s Alai Valley, support for farmer-led initiatives is inspiring an agricultural transition to new crops.
Biodiversity in Kanazawa: Autumn’s lesson
Fall marks the start of many processes associated with some of Kanazawa's traditional industries such as silk dyeing and sake- and paper-making.
The green tea ecosystem of Shizuoka
Traditional tea farming practices in Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture are helping preserve the biodiversity of the region's semi-natural grasslands.
Making a difference through geothermal energy
A UNU fellow discusses how geothermal can help Kenya in achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
Water and sustainable land use in the Wakhan Valley
With help from the PALM project, farmers in the Pamir Mountains are trying new approaches to improve land productivity.
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