Lifeworlds of Sustainable Food Consumption and Production:
Agrifood Systems in Transition
Steven R. McGreevy
McGreevy, Steven R. & Motoki Akitsu. (2016). "Steering sustainable food consumption in Japan: trust, relationships, and the ties that bind." in Genus, Audley (ed.) Sustainable Consumption: Perspectives, Design and Practices. Springer. pp. 101-117.
McGreevy, Steven R. & Akira Shibata. (2014). "Mobilizing biochar: A multi-stakeholder scheme for climate-friendly foods and rural sustainable development." in Tomas Goreau, Ronal Larson, and Joanna Campe (ed.) Geotherapy: Innovative Methods of Soil Fertility Restoration, Carbon Sequestration, & Reversing CO2 Increase. CRC Press. pp. 269-281.
McGreevy, Steven R. (2012). “Climate-friendly Farming Production and Biochar: Towards Revitalizing Satoyama and Farming.” In Suzuki, Tatsuya & Hiroya Ushio (ed.) Satoyama Governance. Koyoshobo Publishers, pp.169-181. (in Japanese)
McGreevy, Steven R. (2012). Lost in translation: Incomer organic farmers, local knowledge, and the revitalization of upland Japanese hamlets. Agriculture and Human Values 26 (3): 393-412.
McGreevy, Steven R. & Akira Shibata. (2010). A Rural Revitalization Scheme in Japan Utilizing Biochar and Eco-Branding: The Carbon Minus Project. Annals of Environmental Science 4:11-22.
Tamura was born in Nishinomiya City of Hyogo prefecture. She has taken her current post as Senior Project Resaercher in 2016 following her post at a private thinktank. Her resaerch interests are in natural resource management, the commons, human resource and policy development in primary industries ranging from agriculture, forestry to fisheries, with a particular focus placed on support mechanisms in rural communities in Japan. Tamura recieved her PhD. from Kyoto University in 2007.
大石卓史・田村典江・枚田邦宏・奥山洋一郎（2014）：「日本型フォレスター候補者の活動実態 ～都道府県職員のうち准フォレスターを対象として～」『林業経済研究』Vol.60, No.2
田村典江（2010）「水産エコラベル：その役割と影響」田中克・川合真一郎・谷口順彦・坂田泰造編『水産の21世紀』, pp.176－186, 京都大学学術出版会.
Christoph D. D. Rupprecht
I study the diverse entanglements of living beings, especially through the lens of food and agriculture. My interests include more-than-human geography, sustainable food systems, informal green space (such as vacant lots and street or railway verges), urban ecology, degrowth, and environmental justice. You can find me on Twitter at @focx.
Rupprecht, C. D. D.; Byrne, J. A. (2017). Informal urban green space as anti-gentrification strategy?. Curran, W.; Hamilton, T. (ed.) Just Green Enough: Urban development and environmental gentrification. Routledge Equity, Justice and the Sustainable City series. Routledge, London, UK.
Rupprecht, C. D. D., Byrne, J., Garden, J., Hero, J.-M. (2015). Informal urban greenspace: A trilingual systematic review of its role for biodiversity and trends in the literature. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 14(4) :883-908. （Reviewed）.
Rupprecht , C. D. D. (2015). The Potential of Absence: Informal Green Space and its Unexpected Legacies. MAS Context . Rupprecht, C. D. D., Byrne, J., Lo, A. Y. (2015). Memories of vacant lots: How and why residents used informal urban greenspace as children and teenagers in Brisbane, Australia and Sapporo, Japan. Children’s Geographies 14(3) :340-355.
Rupprecht, C. D. D., Byrne, J., Ueda, H., Lo, A. Y. (2015). ‘It’s real, not fake like a park’: Residents’ perception and use of informal urban green-space in Brisbane, Australia and Sapporo, Japan. Landscape and Urban Planning 143 :205-218. （Reviewed）.
Rupprecht, C. D. D., Byrne, J. (2014). Informal urban green-space: comparison of quantity and characteristics in Brisbane, Australia and Sapporo, Japan. PLOS One 9(6) :e99784.
I research the ethics of agrifood systems based on three viewpoints: from the perspective of those who eat, those who provide food, and that which is consumed. I am interested in topics such as why environmental ethics has neglected the soil, what it means to use resources wisely in Japan, and how places that purposefully discuss the future are able to create it. I previously worked as a high school biology teacher.
Kobayashi, Mai. (2017). Transitions in Seed Sovereignty in Western Bhutan 2017,03 Transitions in Seed Sovereignty in Western Bhutan. Journal of Environmental Information Science 45(5) :21-30. (Reviewed)
McGreevy, Steven R., Mai Kobayashi, & Keiko Tanaka. (2017). Farming as a Profession, Farming as a Way of Life: Agrarian Pathways for the Next Generation of Japanese Farmers in Kyoto and Nagano. Canadian Journal of Development. (Under review).
Kobayashi, Mai. (2016) Changing Landscape of Food Production in Western Bhutan – Adaptations of Peasant Farmers in the Era of Organic Agriculture. Dissertation under review for Ph.D. Degree from Kyoto University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto, Japan.
小林舞. （2015）. 「ニカラグア湖の島で」平野智照編『手のひらの宇宙—食と農と里山』、Vol. 3., pp171-180. あうん社．
Kobayashi, Mai, Rekha Chhetri and Katsue Fukamachi. (2015) .Transition of Agriculture towards Organic Farming in Bhutan. Himalaya Monographs. Vol. 16. pp66-72. (Reviewed）
Kobayashi, Mai, Rekha Chhetri, Katsue Fukamachi, Shozo Shibata (2015). Transitions in Forest Leaf Litter Use and Agricultural Practices in Western Bhutan, Papers on Environmental Information Science, Vol. 29. pp117-122. (Reviewed）
WG3 / FEAST HQ
Spiegelberg, M., Hoshino, S., Hashimoto, S. (2016) Unfolding livelihood aspects of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Dampalit Watershed, Philippines, Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies.（Reviewed）
Spiegelberg, M., Hoshino, S., Hashimoto, S. (2015) Serving the Underserved: The Water–Energy–Food Nexus in Socio-Ecological Production Landscapes, WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, Vol.193, no.7: 181-191, WITPress, Southampton/UK. （Reviewed）.
WG2 / WG3 / FEAST HQ
My background is anthropology as is my major. Back in days, I studied foods and livelihoods of the ancient people by analyzing and identifying excavated fish/animal bones and seashells. After my graduate studies, I left the academic sphere for child raising and was working as housewife for 17 years. Upon returning to the academic world in 2014, I diverted toward an ecological anthropology research, particularly on the traditional livelihood, ecological knowledge and food life in the mountainous areas in modern-day rural Japan. Currently, I work on “honey bees” with FEAST colleagues. Focusing on bees’ indispensable role in linking us with the environment, agriculture and forestry, we conduct research on beekeeping in both urban and rural areas.
Zooarchaeology, Ecological Anthropology
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Soup, Beans, Millets, Honey
Shinkai, R. (2019) 'The past, present, and future that millets draw', Research Institute for Humanity and Nature and Habu, J. (ed), “Resilience of local communities, Vol.1 Regional Resilience and Traditional Ecological Knowledge”, pp. 34 -49 Shinkai, R., Habu, J. (2018) 'Diversity of staple food, Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Resilience -Cultural landscape of Kawai-mura district from the viewpoint of historical ecology- (Chapter 6)' , Habu, J. et.al (ed.), “Weaving the Knowledge of Mountains, Rivers and the Ocean: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Ecoliteracy in Tohoku, Nothern Japan" Tokai University Press, pp. 99-140 Ohe, F., Tajima, M., Shinkai, R. (2016) 'Analysis of fish remains excavated from the Hikozaki shell midden: a paleoenvironmental approach.’ Zooarchaeology (33), pp. 17-34 (Reviewed)
Project Resarcher, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Imaizumi, Aki. (2016) Management Agricultural Genetic Resources – Process of justification and seed systems, Showado, Japan ( in Japanese)
Imaizumi, Aki. & Akitsu, Motoki. (2015). “Chapter 20. What are the moral codes for seed-saving? From the interviews with the practitioners in Japan”. in Hongladarom, Soraj (ed.) Food security and foods Safety for the twenty-first century Proceedings of APSAFE2013. Singapore. Springer. pp.229-240.
Imaizumi, Aki. (2014) ‘The Possibility of the Integration of Formal and Farmers’ Seed Systems– A case study of an organic seed supply system in the Netherlands’, Agricultural Marketing Journal of Japan, Vol.22 No.4, pp.1-11, Tsukuba Shobo, Publishers, Japan. (in Japanese)
Imaizumi, Aki. & Hisano, Shuji. (2013). Institutionalisation of Genetic Resource Management with Farmers: Cases of Traditional Vegetables in Japan. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology B. 3. pp. 339-413.
Imaizumi, Aki. (2010) ‘What Justifies Private Property of Genetic Information?: An Examination of Justification of Property in Institutions for Agricultural genetic Resources’, Journal of Food System Research, vol.17 No.3 pp145-156, Tsukuba Shobo, Publishers, Japan. (in Japanese)
Iwashima, Fumi. (2017). Representations and Subjectivity of Japanese Rural Women in the Modernization: an Analysis of Women’s Essays in the Rural Life Extension Service, Comparative Study of Personal document and Modernity in East Asia ,p120-136.(translated and published in Korea)
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