[San Diego, CA Permaculture] WEBINAR Thurs June 22, at 11:00 AM PST/Please Register Reforesting 5 Million+ Hectares of Desert. Terraforming Ecosystems with FMNR with Tony Rinaudo
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Tue Jun 20 09:20:25 PDT 2017
WEBINAR Thurs June 22, at 11:00 AM PST/Please Register
Reforesting 5 Million+ Hectares of Desert. Terraforming Ecosystems with FMNR
with Tony Rinaudo
Hosted by Neal Spackman <https://www.facebook.com/neal.spackman.5?fref=mentions> Raleigh Latham <https://www.facebook.com/raleigh.latham?fref=mentions>
Tony Rinaudo is the founder of FMNR, and leads one of the most successful agricultural aid program on the planet. Starting in Niger and expanding since the 1990s, millions of people have benefited through the afforestation of millions of hectares of previously desertifying farmland. FMNR (Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration) is a technique of low cost reforestry that regrows trees and shrubs for timber, restores soil structure and fertility, and allows for high yielding agroforestry and livestock management by repairing the surrounding Ecosystem.
iJoin us and learn the ecological techniques with FMNR that can be used to reforest large areas of land in areas that lack rainfall and resources. Also learn how communities benefit, Tony's story, and how you can benefit from FMNR.
Tony is going to show you...
How FMNR helped Reforest Millions of acres of desertified land across Africa, while increasing the livelihoods of farmers and stakeholders across the region.
How FMNR works ecologically, economically, and practically.
How he pioneered FMNR during the 1983 Famine in Nigera and scaled it up since then.
How FMNR reforestation can work to grow timber, food crops, medicines, stables, livestock, and increase biodiversity, even in desertified land.
Why large scale reforestation can work, even in areas with severe poverty and lack of of resources.
Ways you can support and work with FMNR.
Tony spent 18 years in Niger managing a long-term agricultural development program. The natural-regeneration reforestation methods he has developed have contributed to over five million hectares of land being re-vegetated in Niger. Through a country-wide famine, he pioneered FMNR, and helped farmers spread it throughout the region.
Today he is based in Melbourne and his specialist areas are de-/reforestation, desertification, food security, sustainable farming and food production. Tony’s current focus is promoting reforestation internationally and facilitating ongoing research and development of edible seeded Australian acacias.
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