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Resilient Asia

Fusion of Traditional and Modern Systems for a Sustainable Future

Editors: Takeuchi, K., Saito, O., Matsuda, H., Mohan, G. (Eds.)

  • 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
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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.

About the authors

​Kazuhiko TakeuchiIntegrated 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

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Enhancing Resilience Against Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Rural Asia

    Takeuchi, Kazuhiko (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Preliminary Assessment of Rice Production in Coastal Part of Red River Delta Surrounding Xuan Thuy National Park, Vietnam, for Improving Resilience

    Kamoshita, Akihiko (et al.)

    Pages 7-38

  • Farmers’ Behavior for Introducing Livestock to Respond to External Shocks

    Matsuda, Hirotaka (et al.)

    Pages 39-61

  • Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change and Disasters for Sustainable Development: Case Study of Vietnam Coastal Urban Areas

    Nhuan, Mai Trong (et al.)

    Pages 63-79

  • Traditional Farmers’ Adaptation Strategies on Climate Change of Different Environmental Conditions in Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia

    Irham, (et al.)

    Pages 81-94

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56864-3
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Bibliographic Information

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
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan KK
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-56597-0
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-56597-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-56595-6
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56864-3
Series ISSN
2197-7348
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 196
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
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