OYAMA Shuichi

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OYAMA Shuichi
Kyoto University
Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Division of African Area Studies
Job title
Associate Professor
Doctor of human and environment(Kyoto University), master of human and environment(Kyoto University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

- Tokyo Metropolitan University, Department of Geography
- Kyoto University, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies Division of African Area Studies 


Graduate School, Division of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Published Papers

Reverse thinking and “African Potentials”to combat desertification in the West African Sahel: Applying local greening techniques born from drought and famine in the 1970s.
OYAMA Shuichi
African Study Monographs   (supplementary 57) 95-120   2018   [Refereed]
Urbanization, housing problems and residential land conflicts in Zambia
Zulu, R. and Oyama, S.
Japanese Journal of Human Geography   69(1) 73-86   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Hunger, poverty and economic differentiation generated by traditional custom in villages in the Sahel, West Africa
OYAMA Shuichi
Japanese Journal of Human Geography   69(1) 27-42   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Preface to the Special Issue “Food and land in economic differentiation of sub-Saharan Africa
OYAMA Shuichi
Japanese Journal of Human Geography   69(1) 1-8   Mar 2017   [Refereed]
Farmer-herder conflicts, land rehabilitation, and conflict prevention in Sahel region of West Africa
OYAMA Shuichi
African Study Monographs   (supplementary 50) 103-122   Oct 2014   [Refereed]


Adaptation of Agricultural system to Ecological environment-The Case Study of Bemba Shifting Cultivators in Northern Zambia
Oyama, S. & Takamura, Y. T.
Proceeding of International Symposium World Food Security and Crop Production for Tommorrow   328-329   1999
How to integrate Conuentional and New Cropping system in Afriean Agriculture : Case Study in Tanzania and Zambia
Takamura, Y. T. & Oyama, S.
Proceeding of International Symposium-World Food Security anel Crop production Technologies for Tomorrow.   105-108   1999
Laboratory of Environmental Geography: Focusing on the multiphasic relation between human and physical environment.
Oka, S., Oyama, S., Tsuchiya, T. and Yakabe, Y.
Proceedings of the International Symposium on Sustainable Urban Environment 2007. Graduate School of Urban Environmental Sciences, Tokyo Metropolitan University. November 9-10, 2007.   112   2007
Examining the effects and safeties of urban trash input for combating desertification in Sahel, West Africa: the local trials against desertification for REDD.
Oyama S. and Kirikoshi H.
The International Workshop on “Incentive of local community for REDD and semi-domestication of non-timber forest products” Kyoto Univ. Kyoto. March 5.      2011   [Refereed]
Ecological Knowledge and daily practices of Hausa cultivators for land rehabilitation in Sahelian Niger. West Africa
Oyama S.
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the East and Southeastern Asia Federation of Soil Sciences. 189-190.      2011   [Refereed]

Books etc

Moyo S. and Mine Y. eds. What Colonialism Ignored: ‘African Potentials’ for Resolving Conflicts in Southern Africa. 103-128.
OYAMA Shuichi (Part:Contributor, Guardian or misfeasor? Chief’s roles in land administration under the new 1995 Land Act in Zambia.)
Langaa Publishers.   2016   
Land degradation and ecological knowledge-based land rehabilitation: Hausa farmers and Fulbe herders in the Sahel region, West Africa. In Reuter, T. ed. Averting a Global Environmental Collapse: The Role of Anthropology and Local Knowledge
OYAMA Shuichi (Part:Contributor)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing   Mar 2015   
Conflict Resolution and Coexistence: Realizing African Potentials. African Study Monographs supplementary 50 205pp.
OYAMA Shuichi (Part:Joint Work)
Oct 2014   

Conference Activities & Talks

From soil erosion to soil accumulation: recycling urban organic waste to the eroded land in Sahel, West Africa.
Oyama, S., Kirikoshi, H. and Ibrahim Mammane,
Theme 2: Policy in action to address soil Erosion. Global Symposium on Soil Erosion. May 16. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Headquater, Rome   16 May 2019   
Reverse thinking for tackling desertification in the Sahel of West Africa: The different view between local residents and foreingers.
OYAMA Shuichi
Panel 2 Development Challenges: “Contribution of Area Studies to Global Challenges in Africa", Kyoto University-EHESS International symposium. INALCO Paris.   4 Dec 2018   
Autonomy and authority of chiefs regarding administration of customary land in Zambia.
OYAMA Shuichi
60th annual meeting of African Studies Association. Land Reform, Rural Changes, and Political Power in Africa. (Chaired by Scott Straus) November 18, 2017. Marriott Hotel Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, USA.   18 Nov 2017   
Cultural perception of Hausa society to movement “harukuki” and population explosion in Niger.
OYAMA Shuichi
International Workshop: Agriculture Practice and Social Dynamics in Niger. Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa. Tokyo University of Foreign Language. Fuchu, Tokyo   12 Mar 2017   
Mitigation of Land Scarcity and Resource Conflict between Farmers and Herders in the Sahel region of West Africa.
OYAMA Shuichi
“Land, the State and Decolonising the Agrarian Structure in Africa: A Colloquium in Honour of Professor Sam Moyo”University of Cape Town, South Africa.   28 Nov 2016   
Oyama, S. 2016. Countering popular beliefs by applying urban waste and livestock-induced land rehabilitation in Sahel region of West Africa. .
OYAMA Shuichi
15th Congress of International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE2016) Makerere University. Kampala Uganda   5 Aug 2016   
Reverse Thinking and Action Research.
OYAMA Shuichi
SGAS (Swiss Society for African Studies)   23 Oct 2015   
Oyama, S. 2015. Countering popular beliefs: Urban waste and livestock-induced land rehabilitation in Sahel region of West Africa.
OYAMA Shuichi
The 25th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Tropical Ecology (JASTE25) in Kyoto. Inamori Memorial Hall, Kyoto University, Kyoto.   20 Jun 2015   
Adaptation of Agricultural Systems to Ecological Environment -The Case Study of Bemba Shifting Cultivators in Northern Zambia
International Symposium - World Food Security and Crop Production Technologies for Tomorrow-   1998   
GIS analysis on cattle grazing of Fulani pastoral people and land use of Hausa cultivators in central Niger
Forum on GIS Analysis: Application in Social and Environmental Research   2003   


Ecological Anthropological survey of Bemba Shifting Cultivators in Northern Zambia.
Ecological Anthropology of Kaonde shifting cultivators in North-Western Province, Zambia
Adaplation of cultirators and pastral people to the arid environment
Ecology and Domestication of Camelidos in Andes
Urban population increase and desertification in west-Africa

Research Grants & Projects

The subsistence economy of shifting Cultivators in miombo woodland of Africa
Grant-in-Aid for Promotion of Private Scientific Research
Project Year: 1993   
Bantu Expansion in Central Southern Africa
Interdisciprinary Researches(Special Research)
Project Year: 2000   
Adaptation of Hausa cultivators to desertification in Republic of Niger
Interdisciprinary Researches(Special Research)
Project Year: 1999   
Environmental Utilization in Andes
Interdisciprinary Researches(Special Research)
Project Year: 2001   
Urban population increase and expansion of land degradation in Sahel area
Interdisciprinary Researches(Special Research)
Project Year: 2001