Entries by mgathigo

Fostering Landcare through the UNU-Land Restoration Training Programme

Contributed by: Andres Arnalds, Soil Conservation Service of Iceland The principles of Landcare have been highlighted through the United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme (UNU-LRT) during training for specialists from Africa and Central Asia. On 19 September 2013, ten fellows from seven countries graduated from the UNU-LRT annual six-month training programme. At the graduation ceremony the […]

Turning Landcare experience into an educational film in Sri Lanka

Contributed by: Victoria Mack, Secretariat for International Landcare (SILC) The Secretariat for International Landcare (SILC) has been coordinating the production of an educational video about Regenerative Agriculture and Landcare in Sri Lanka. The film footage was taken over 10 days in Sri Lanka in July 2013 in conjunction with She Oaks Films and with the support of […]

Launch of Landcare Bangladesh

Contributed by: Victoria Mack, Secretariat for International Landcare (SILC) Secretariat for International Landcare (SILC) Directors, Sue Marriott and Victoria Mack participated in the official launch of Landcare Bangladesh (LCB) at the Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University in Dhaka, Bangladesh in July 2013. The launch of Landcare Bangladesh follows eighteen months of intense work with farming communities in the Sylhet […]

Southern Africa Landcare Masterclass in Lilongwe

Landcare representatives from across Southern Africa converged on Lilongwe, Malawi in July 2013 to participate in the Southern Africa Landcare Masterclass.  The workshop, organized through the African Landcare Network, provided a platform to support and enhance the expansion of the Landcare model across Southern Africa.   The Landcare Masterclass, sponsored through the South African Department […]

Landcare Developments in Bangladesh

Contributed by: Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Hossain, Sustainable Agriculture Advisor, Friends In Village Development Bangladesh (FIVDB) A Landcare based model has recently commenced in Bangladesh in early 2012, with limited resources in addition to the regular sustainable agricultural programs. It’s sleek, it’s actually rather beautiful, but it’s 2015, and it’s still essentially a samsung flip phone. I […]

Which Way Africa? – Reflections from the South African Landcare Conference and African Landcare Network Meeting

Contributed by: Richard Musoyo, African Landcare Network Representative – ZAMBIA The recent African Landcare Network (ALN) meeting and South African Landcare conference in Maheking, North West province in the Republic of South Africa in early October 2012 was an eye opener. What was evident is that the South African government has taken a leading role in […]

African Landcarer’s meet in South Africa

Delegates from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Rwanda, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe recently gathered in Mafikeng, North West Province, to attend the Republic of South Africa’s fifth biannual LandCare Conference and the third meeting of the African Landcare Network (ALN). The ALN, currently chaired by South Africa with secretariat supported provided by the World Agroforestry Centre […]