Small-scale irrigation schemes have been identified as a major vehicle to improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers and their communities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), including improving food security, education, health and adapting to climate change. Such improvements are critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. However, small-scale irrigation has, for a complex set of reasons widely discussed in the literature, failed to live up to these expectations. It is increasingly acknowledged that multiple interventions are needed to transform rural communities into sustainable communities, creating jobs, food security and prosperous livelihoods for their residents. This event will discuss what kind of approaches are required to create rural transformation and development.
This seminar will be presented with photos that serve as a window into the threatened world of these amazing amphibians, a living treasure trove of biodiversity in Colombia.
Researchers at the Australian National University are collecting hyperspectral images from eucalyptus trees to develop a satellite that can predict where a bushfire will burn.
Drawing on the speaker’s two decades of policy-engaged research on Nepal’s community forestry development, this seminar first demonstrates the dynamics of delocalisation of forest user communities in Nepal, and then shows how this transformative change has rendered conventional community forestry institutions obsolete.
The Affiliates Seminars are an occasional series of events intended to showcase the diversity of research interests and activities of Fenner's many visiting researchers, honorary staff and emeriti.
Dr Ken Newcombe introduces the work of his company to address the needs of the rural poor in the Least Developed Countries using climate finance as risk capital for transformational change.
Melanie Pill's PhD project explores option to finance ‘Loss and Damage’ (L&D) from climate change in Small Island Developing States, following the formal inclusion and recognition of the concept under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015.
Discover how the ANU is doing ag differently! This course will introduce students to advanced concepts associated with agri-food system innovation and adaptation.
Would you like to make a difference to the world, but are not sure how, or where to start? This course invites students into a workshop environment with guest speakers from inside and outside the university.
Scholars and governance practitioners from around the globe discuss and conceptualise the evolution of polycentric and multi-level responses to crises including the COVID-19 pandemic and managing the mega-fire events of 2019-20.
The Affiliates' Seminar Series presents three talks by distinguished members on the theme of Contemporary perspectives in vegetation science. Tree thinning for biodiversity: rationale and reality / Plant invasions as a human problem with human solutions / Tree population dynamics and biome physiognomy.
We all know that trees produce some amazing products, but in this presentation Honorary Professor Cris Brack will introduce you to a smorgasbord of goods that you might not have realised are available from trees.