Conference transcripts now on-line

Videos and transcripts of all Conference presentations are now available at the Conference website at:  http://www.daff.gov.au/landcareconference

Dr David Suzuki

In particular the excellent presentation by Dr David Suzuki can be accessed here

The following information about Dr Suzuki is from the Conference website:

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Dr David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and Global 500. Dr Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 28 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the multi-award–winning, long-running CBC science and natural history television series The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It is a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. In 1990 he co-founded The David Suzuki Foundation to work with “government, business and individuals to conserve our environment by providing science-based education, advocacy and policy work for social change that today’s situation demands”. His written work includes more than 54 books, 19 of them for children. Dr Suzuki lives with his wife, Dr Tara Cullis, and family in Vancouver, B.C.

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** New ** Handbook for Regenerative Agriculture by Kamal Melvani available on line

The Handbook fo Regenerative Agriculture written and compiled by Kamy Melvani with suport from the USAID funded ‘Connecting Regional Economies (CORE) Project is now available at the link above or please contact us for a copy.  This is a big file and may take time to download on some systems.

 

 

 

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5th South African National Landcare Conference 1-4 October 2012

The 5th Biennial National Landcare Confernce will be held at the Mmabatho Convention Centre, Mafikeng, South Africa 1 – 4 October 2012.  Rob Youl from Australia has been invited to speak at the Confernce.  See Conference invitation here and Conference details here.   Further information can be obtained from: www.daff.gov.za

Invitation South African Land Care Conference 2012 (2)

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International delegates to attend National Landcare Conference

Media Release                              

27 August 2012

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International Landcare delegates to attend Sydney Landcare Conference

Emerging Landcare leaders from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Indonesia will attend the Sydney Landcare Conference, 3 – 5 September 2012.

AusAID’s International Seminar Support Scheme (ISSS) and the Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry have announced they will support the attendance of thirteen delegates from the four countries.  Australia’s Secretariat for International Landcare (SILC) will assist in coordinating the visits.

The delegates will visit Australia for 6 days and after the Landcare Conference will inspect Landcare sites around Sydney, speak to Landcare farmers and meet with Landcare leaders.  They will also visit a range of NSW farms and agribusiness centres.

The conference theme for 2012 is ‘Landcare – the future in our hands’. With a growing interest in and concern for sustainable living and food security, the Landcare community is at the forefront of helping to ensure that Australia, and the world, can move confidently towards a smart and resilient agricultural and environmental future. The conference will be held during Landcare Week, in association with the biennial National Landcare Awards.

Landcare, which started in Australia in 1986, has been successfully mobilising volunteers to look after land, water and environmental assets for over 25 years.

In 1997 SILC Directors Sue Marriott, Victoria Mack and Mary Johnson were involved in organising a pioneering study tour of Australia by 13 South African delegates.  Those delegates returned to South Africa and within two years had started the South African National Landcare program which continues successfully today.

Since 1997 SILC has been actively supporting international interest in Landcare across the world, including Sri Lanka and Indonesia since 2009.

Today Landcare has been adopted and adapted in over fifteen countries.  Landcare is a highly cost effective program, grounded on volunteers, which helps rural communities achieve their agricultural and environmental goals.  In many countries, these goals are linked to economic and social needs including food and water security, community health, education including knowledge about climate change, and securing livelihoods.

Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Indonesia each have emerging Landcare programs and Pakistan has been doing substantial Landcare work but not under a Landcare banner.  All want to learn more about how Landcare can help improve livelihoods and environmental sustainability in their countries.

Recent interest from Bangladesh and Pakistan now affords the opportunity to establish a South and South East Asian Landcare Network to increase inter-country dialogue and support and raise awareness at government levels.

Australia can be justly proud of the contribution that Landcare is making around the world.

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For Information contact us.

Victoria Mack

Email: vmack@silc.com.au

Sue Marriott

Email: smarriott@silc.com.au

 

 

 

 

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National Landcare Conference : Sydney 3 – 5 September 2012

Information about the National Landcare Conference, “Landcare – the future is in our hands” to be held between 3 – 5 September 2012 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre can be found here.

International speakers include: Kamy Melvani from ‘Landcare Lanka’, Sri Lanka; Tanveer Hossain form ‘Friends in Village Development’, Bangldesh; and Kate Akers from the New Zealand Landcare Trust.

International delegations from Sri Lanka, Bangldesh, Indonesia and Pakistan will be attending the conference.  Further details to follow.

 

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International Grasslands Congress (IGC), September 2013 – call for expressions of interest

Call for papers and expressions of interest.

If you are intersted in attending this high level International Grasslands Congress in Sydney, Australia - between 15 – 19 September 2013 – you should click on the Registration button, and also indicate your wish to be considered for support if from a developing country.

The weblink is here

If you wish to be considered for support you must register NOW!

 

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Sue Marriott honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

SILC Director, Sue Marriott has been made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2012 Australia Day Honours for her services to conservation and the environment through the Secretariat for International Landcare, particularly the development of programs dealing with climate change and rural land management.

Australia Day Honours to Sue Marriott

A shocked Mrs Marriott said she had no idea she would be recognised in such a way.

“I’m just hanging on a lot of coat-tails, I can tell you,” she said.

“It’s great for International Landcare if it gets a little more recognition it isn’t about aid, it’s helping people get the skills to help themselves.”

“It will go on as long as the world goes on.”

Australian Landcare is based on local community groups working together to improve the conservation values and productive resources of their area.

Sue will receive her award and Order of Australia medal at a ceremony, on Friday 20th April, at Government House in Melbourne.

See Media report – Geelong Advertiser 26 January 2012

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Channeling Sri Lankan water to quench India’s thirst?

An colleague in Sri Lanka has raised the following disturbing issue which impacts on environmental and water sustainability in Sri Lanka which can be accessed at here.

If you want more information please contact us

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SILC now on Facebook

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Landcare International releases February 2012 Newsletter

Link to February 2012 Newsletter

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