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Assessment of the Resilience in SEPLS (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes) in Yanuo Village, Xishuangbanna, Southwest China

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College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Minzu University of China, Beijing 100081, China
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Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100081, China
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China Office–Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, c/o CAAS, Room 611, Old Building, No. 12 Zhongguancun Nandajie South Street, Beijing 100081, China
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Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research, c/o Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, Maccarese, 00054 Rome, Italy
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Crop and Soil Sciences Department, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
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Sustainability 2020, 12(9), 3774; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12093774
Received: 22 January 2020 / Revised: 16 April 2020 / Accepted: 24 April 2020 / Published: 6 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Agriculture)
Participatory ‘assessment workshops’ were held in 2018 in Yanuo Village, Xishuangbanna, Southwest China. The ‘Indicators of Resilience in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes (SEPLS)’ tool was used to provide the community with a framework for discussion and analysis of socio-ecological processes essential for resilience. Workshops were planned and implemented by local people together with researchers from outside the community. Discussion, including a scoring process, was undertaken using a subset of twenty indicators designed to capture the communities’ perceptions of factors affecting the resilience of their landscapes. The indicators were also used to provide the local community with a framework to discuss both current conditions of resilience and potential areas for improvement. A key result was that the existing community management approach did not include loss of traditional knowledge as a factor that would impact on the livelihoods and well-being of the community. A mechanism to encourage young people to inherit and actively use traditional knowledge was agreed to be necessary and included in economic activities. In addition, the socio-economic infrastructure in the community needs further improvement. This community management assessment framework in Yanuo Village can be scaled out to other communities in tropical montane regions with similar socio-economic environments by supporting stakeholders (policymakers, NGOs and development agencies, etc.). View Full-Text
Keywords: SEPLS; resilience; ecosystem services; Xishuangbanna; decision framework SEPLS; resilience; ecosystem services; Xishuangbanna; decision framework
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Yang, Y.; Bai, K.; Li, G.; Jarvis, D.I.; Long, C. Assessment of the Resilience in SEPLS (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes) in Yanuo Village, Xishuangbanna, Southwest China. Sustainability 2020, 12, 3774. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12093774

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Yang Y, Bai K, Li G, Jarvis DI, Long C. Assessment of the Resilience in SEPLS (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes) in Yanuo Village, Xishuangbanna, Southwest China. Sustainability. 2020; 12(9):3774. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12093774

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Yang, Yunhui; Bai, Keyu; Li, Guanhua; Jarvis, Devra I.; Long, Chunlin. 2020. "Assessment of the Resilience in SEPLS (Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes) in Yanuo Village, Xishuangbanna, Southwest China" Sustainability 12, no. 9: 3774. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12093774

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