Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol H (Human Geosciences) » H-CG Complex & General

[H-CG27] Collaboration between scientists and stakeholders at the scene of environmental issues

Sun. May 22, 2016 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Hall (International Exhibition Hall HALL6)

Convener:*Akihiko Kondoh(Center for Environmental Remote Sensing, Chiba University), Koichi Kimoto(Setsunan University, Faculty of Foreign Studies), Koki Teshirogi(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

[HCG27-P04] Collaboration between local people and other stakeholders in the case of desertification issue

*Koki Teshirogi1 (1.Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)

Keywords:Desertification, Africa, Fieldwork, Local people

Desertification is hard environmental problem to solve since it is primarily caused by activities related to basic human survival and daily livelihood, such as cropping, livestock herding. To solve this problem, it is necessary to study the resource use of local people, to provide a solution based on their knowledge and livelihood value, and to share the decisions making process. This presentation aims to introduce some case studies of coping with desertification in arid land and to examine the relationship between scientists and local people from the experience of environmental field work in African arid land.