Green wedge public lecture – Tony Rinaudo

February 18, 2024 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Eltham Senior Citizens Centre
Library Pl
Eltham VIC 3095
Sally Agostino (Southern Cross Community Church)
0418 459 779

Tony Rinaudo, author of The forest underground: hope for a planet in crisis will talk about his journey in developing Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) in Niger, Africa.

Australian agronomists Tony and Liz Rinaudo arrived at the edge of the Sahara in 1981 to plant trees. Few trees survived in the hostile terrain, and those that did were cut down. While contemplating the futility of their endeavours, Tony discovered a simple method of restoring degraded landscapes without planting a single tree. Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), the sustainable system of land management that Tony pioneered, has revolutionised reforestation across Africa and beyond. In Niger alone, local farmers embracing FMNR have rehabilitated six million hectares of ruined land and doubled their crop yields and income.

Organised by Southern Cross Community Church

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