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Ifugao State University Symposium

On 28 July 2015, the Ifugao State University (the Philippines) hosted the International Forum on Global Challenges and its Relevance to the Sustainability of the Ifugao Rice Terraces, co-organized by UNU-IAS. Among the participants were researchers from UNU-IAS, Yunnan University (China) and Ifugao State University, as well as local community representatives, NGOs, academics, farmers, and government officials.


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Posted by srikantha on October 6, 2015  

President Serafin Ngohayon of IfSU spoke about the university’s leadership in conservation ― most notably the removal of the Ifugao rice terraces from the list of World Heritage in Danger. Marlon Martin (Save the Terraces Movement Inc.) presented various development initiatives, which incorporate community-based heritage management, institutionalisation of indigenous knowledge transfer, archaeological and ethnographic research and community-led eco-tourism.

Luohui Liang (Programme Coordinator, UNU-IAS) gave an introduction to Hani rice terraces and explained how agro-diversity can...

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