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Memorial Symposium for MOU between University of Florida and Kyoto University


“Sustainable and Wise Use of Forest Plants in African and Asian Tropics”

To commemorate the MOU between University of Florida and Kyoto University, the International Symposium will be held jointly by the Center for African Area Studies, the Graduate School of Agriculture, the Graduate Schools of Asian and African Area Studies, the Kyoto University Africa Office, and the Kyoto University Tropical Forest Research and Education Unit. The theme of the symposium is the wise use — sustainable use while maintaining diversity — of useful plants in tropics of Africa and Asia.

Date: 13:00-18:00, Friday 31st January, 2020

Venue: Large Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Inamori Center, Kyoto University [MAP]

Language: English
Intended for: All
Admission: Free and No Registration Needed


Program:

13:00

Opening Remarks
Masayoshi Shigeta (Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

13:05

Purpose of This Symposium
Kaoru Kitajima (Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University)

13:10

Conservation and Community-based Wise Use of African Useful Plants
Gen Yamakoshi (Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

13:20

Co-creation of Innovative Forest Resources Management Combining Ecological Methods and Indigenous Knowledge
Hirokazu Yasuoka (Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

13:30

Development and Operation Model of Plant-derived Soil Additives for Road Disaster Reduction on Problematic Soil
Masayoshi Shigeta (Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

13:40

Future for Cooperative Exploration and Development of Bioresources in ASEAN
Mamoru Kanzaki (Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University)

13:50

Coffee Break

14:00

Indigenous Commodities and Global Markets: Shea and the Perils of Sustainability
Brenda Chalfin (Center for African Studies / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida)

14:50

Potential Studies for Sustainable Participatory Forest Utilization: African Blackwood, a Valuable Tree Species in Tanzanian Miombo Forest
Kazushi Nakai (Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University)

15:20

Commodification of Marula Products in South Africa
Yuichiro Fujioka (Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University)

15:50

Coffee Break

16:00

Indigenous Tea Forests, Environmental Change and Market Integration in Southern Yunnan, China
John Richard Stepp (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida)

16:50

Crises of Useful Plants in Tropical Dry Forests in Northwestern Madagascar
Hiroki Sato (Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

17:20

Ecological and Economic Potentials, and Social Relationship of Non-timber Forest Products in Southeastern Cameroon: Case of Irvingia gabonensis
Masaaki Hirai (Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University)

17:50

General Discussion

Commentator:

  • Hiroyuki Watanabe (Kyoto University)

Moderators:

  • Daisuke Naito (Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University)
  • Kagari Shikata (Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University)


Inquiries:

The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
E-mail: caas * jambo.africa.kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace * with @)


Host Institutions:
  • Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
  • Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
  • Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University
  • Kyoto University Africa Unit (KUAU)
  • Kyoto University Tropical Forest Research and Education Unit (KU-TREE)
Host Project:
  • MEXT Supporting Program for Interaction-based Initiative Team Studies (SPIRITS) “Conservation and community-based wise use of African useful plants”
Co-host Project:
  • JST/JICA Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) “Co-creation of innovative forest resources management combining ecological methods and indigenous knowledge”
  • JST/JICA Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) “Development and operation model of plant-derived soil additives for road disaster reduction on problematic soil”
  • JST Japan-ASEAN Science, Technology and Innovation Platform (JASTIP) “Work Package 3: Bioresources and biodiversity”




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