This book has been published by Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) with support from James Cook University.
The launch was streamed live on our Facebook page @globallandcare
The book aims to showcase practical capacity building in action globally – building livelihoods, restoring landscapes, taking practical action on climate change. It contains the papers from the 2017 Nagoya Landcare Conference at Nanzan University in partnership with Australian Landcare International and potently demonstrates community partnership in action. An important element is the tribute to Professor Michael Seigel originally from regional Victoria (a great friend of Global Landcare and instigator of the Nagoya Conference) who believed passionately in subsidiarity and the power of partnerships to build momentum for and achieve change.
You can get a copy of the book from https://www.aciar.gov.au/publication/MN219-lessons-landcare
The National Landcare Conference took place from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 August, at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney. Learn more here: https://nationallandcareconference.org.au/
Based on this publication on Wednesday August 24 the GLOBAL LANDCARE PANEL: Building Global Sustainability Through Local Self-Reliance – Lessons From Landcare
In Australia we have become accustomed to thinking that tackling climate change is an enormously costly exercise, with ever more alarming headlines featuring lots of zeros about what net zero will cost. Through the Australian Landcare International Fund, Global Landcare with its annual program of micro grants up to $A 500, has been able to deliver big dividends with small monetary investment. The leverage is the connection, the collaboration and the community.
This presentation reviews the genesis of this initiative. We’ll look at some of the practical lessons learned along the way about responding to community driven solutions. We will provide examples to showcase the variety of different solutions that local communities in settings as diverse as the suburban slums of Nairobi, to water conservation in Timor Leste have devised for our support.
Our objective is to show how small amounts of seed funding can germinate and plant ideas allowing little seeds of community action to grow into concrete contributions that are part of a global solution to tackle the challenge of climate change.
LandCare is both community based and community led, which is the real secret behind the massive success of this methodology, which has been implemented in the Western Cape over the past 20 years.
Considering climate change and cycles of drought and more intense rainfall, never before has it been more important to prepare better and protect the country’s natural capital.
This presentation will explore the Western Cape’s many success stories, including examples of farmers protecting their water, their soil and their biodiversity while becoming more productive – the cornerstone of LandCare.
It will outline how farming challenges can be transformed into solutions and opportunities and will highlight how, by working together and with partners in government, farmers can find and take the lead in implementing innovative approaches to addressing questions around natural resource and farm management.
To hear from Dr Greet and other incredible speakers at the Conference, register here or join as a virtual delegate for FREE: https://nationallandcareconference.org.au/…/registration/
Darryl Ebenezer GL, Leo Soares Timor-Leste, Solo Nagaunavou GL and Fiji, Lucy Kealey ACIAR, Andrea Mason GL, Aloesi Dakuidrekekti-HIckes Fiji, Cherie Glare ACIAR and Shang Fuentes Fuentes Philippines
Global Landcare acknowledges and thanks the First Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands in which we meet, collaborate and work.
We acknowledge elders past, present and emerging in our communities across the globe.
We have supported Landcare and projects around the globe including Germany, Iceland, New Zealand, Tonga, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Fiji, USA, Canada, Jamaica, Japan and 12 African countries.
We draw upon a wide range of expertise through our skilled members, our wider network and our excellent relationships with corporate and government organisations. Become a member or get involved through your company or organisation.
Our Global Landcare Program (GLP) manages The ALI Fund which provides small grants for projects carried out by established and new Landcare groups in developing countries. The program started in 2013 and we have supported projects in many countries to date.