What does Sustainable Agriculture mean for our future?
GLENRAC welcomes Dr. Jacqueline Williams to Glen Innes next Thursday 16th August 2018 to tackle the big questions for primary producers. What does sustainable agriculture mean? What international obligation have been signed by our government? Do you know how this could impact on your farm?
The event is part of GLENRAC’s 2018 Focus event calendar and will pose these questions and explain what this means for Australian farmers moving into the future. Globally ‘sustainable agriculture’ is increasingly recognized as central to addressing many of our pressing environmental and social issues.
This presentation will explore what is ‘sustainable agriculture’, the current work of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the implications for Australia and what this might mean for NSW rural land managers including the opportunities for the future such as income streams from environmental stewardship and/or soil carbon sequestration.
DrJacqueline Williams is currently a Research Fellow at the School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England Australia and has over 25 years applied experience in natural resource management in Australia having worked at local, regional, state and national levels in a variety of capacities including Landcare/Natural Resource Management, Non-Government Organizations, Local/State Government and research organizations.
This evening event commences at 6:30pm and will conclude around 8:30pm. RSVP required for catering purposes, a small cover charge of $10 per person to cover catering costs to be paid at the door.