Resilient Asia

Fusion of Traditional and Modern Systems for a Sustainable Future

  • Kazuhiko Takeuchi
  • Osamu Saito
  • Hirotaka Matsuda
  • Geetha Mohan

Part of the Science for Sustainable Societies book series (SFSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Osamu Saito, Hirotaka Matsuda, Geetha Mohan
    Pages 1-5
  3. Hirotaka Matsuda, Yuka Ogata, Akira Takagi, Hisashi Kurokura
    Pages 39-61
  4. Irham, Osamu Saito, Hideyuki Mohri, Gilang Wirakusuma, Fatkhiyah Rohmah, Hani Perwitasari
    Pages 81-94
  5. Hideyuki Mohri, Nicholas Landreth, Shruti Lahoti, Osamu Saito, Gamini Hitinayake, Nimal Gunatilleke et al.
    Pages 95-121
  6. Srikantha Herath, Binaya Mishra, Pearly Wong, S. B. Weerakoon
    Pages 151-187
  7. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Osamu Saito, Hirotaka Matsuda, Geetha Mohan
    Pages 189-196

About this book


This book summarizes three years of extensive research conducted in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Vietnam as part of the CECAR – Asia project, which was intended to enhance resilience to climate and ecosystem changes by developing mosaic systems to strengthen resilience of bio-production systems through the integration of large-scale modern agriculture systems with traditional, decentralized small-scale systems.

The book starts with climate downscaling and impact assessment in rural Asia, and then explores various adaptation options and measures by utilizing modern science and traditional knowledge including home garden systems and ancient irrigation systems. The book subsequently examines the influence of climatic and ecological changes and the vulnerability of social economies from quantitative and qualitative standpoints, applying econometric and statistical models in agriculture communities of Asia to do so. The main goal of all chapters and case studies presented here is to identify the merits of applying organic methods to both commercial large-scale production and traditional production to strengthen social resilience and promote sustainable development. Especially at a time when modern agriculture systems are highly optimized but run the risk of failure due to changes in the climate and ecosystem, this book offers viable approaches to developing an integrated framework of modern and traditional systems to enhance productivity and total system resilience, as illustrated in various case studies.


Adaptation and resilience Climate change and agriculture Traditional knowledge Solution driven research Bio-production systems resilience CECAR CECAR-ASIA

Editors and affiliations

  • Kazuhiko Takeuchi
    • 1
  • Osamu Saito
    • 2
  • Hirotaka Matsuda
    • 3
  • Geetha Mohan
    • 4
  1. 1.Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study (UTIAS)TokyoJapan
  2. 2.United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Graduate Program in Sustainability Science – Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI) Graduate School of Frontier Sciences/Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) Institutes for Advanced StudyThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  4. 4.Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)The University of TokyoTokyoJapan

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