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Resilient Asia

Fusion of Traditional and Modern Systems for a Sustainable Future

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

Benefits

  • Combines traditional knowledge and modern technologies to achieve sustainable development

  • Presents case studies based on solution-driven research

  • The regions studied are most vulnerable and home to a number of traditional agriculture landscapes that have withstood climate variability and societal changes for thousands of years

Book

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

Introduction

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.

Keywords

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

About the editors

​Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), Tokyo, Japan
The University of Tokyo Institutes for Advanced Study (UTIAS), Tokyo, Japan
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Kanagawa, Japan

Osamu Saito
United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
Tokyo, Japan

Hirotaka Matsuda
Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), Graduate Program in Sustainability Science (GPSS) / Sustainability Science Global Leadership Initiative (GLI), Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
The University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Geetha Mohan
Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)
The University of Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Resilient Asia
  • Book Subtitle Fusion of Traditional and Modern Systems for a Sustainable Future
  • Editors Kazuhiko Takeuchi
    Osamu Saito
    Hirotaka Matsuda
    Geetha Mohan
  • Series Title Science for Sustainable Societies
  • Series Abbreviated Title Science for Sustainable Societies
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-56597-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan KK 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-4-431-56595-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-4-431-56864-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-4-431-56597-0
  • Series ISSN 2197-7348
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-7356
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 196
  • Number of Illustrations 20 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sustainable Development
    Agriculture
    Climate Change Management and Policy
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