UP Open University

Satoyama Online (Living in Harmony with Nature)

The University of the Philippines Open University’s Faculty of Management and Development Studies, through the UP Open University Foundation, Inc., will offer Satoyama Online (Living in Harmony with Nature) as part of its Human Resources Development Program for the Sustainable Development of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) on 25 January-17 May 2014 and on 19 July-08 November 2014.

 

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Satoyama Online is a non-formal course offered at the Faculty of Management and Development Studies, University of the Philippines Open University. It stresses the urgent need for a harmonious relationship between human and nature. Satoyama which is a socio-ecological production landscape has been approved as a global initiative intended to address challenges in biodiversity conservation.

The course includes modules on ecology, nature and culture. It puts emphasis on the relevance of ecology and culture in agriculture, forestry and business. Students will be guided individually in the conduct of Field Study and in the writing of Course Report. Webinars on Asian Satoyama will be one of the features of this course.

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