World Vision Australia receives Land for Life award at UNCCD conference

September 27, 2013

Tony Rinaudo has received the Land for Life award on behalf of World Vision Australia for its work on FMNR. The award, granted by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) secretariat, aims at recognizing excellence and innovation in sustainable land management.

“The jury was particularly inspired by FMNR as an innovation that works with farmers’ existing assets – underground forests – in addition to the widespread diffusion of the technique globally over the last twenty years, which is a significant achievement.” (UNCCD winner notification letter)

This award represents an important achievement for the Food Security and Climate Change team and a recognition of the efforts made to initiate and support reforestation projects in different parts of the world.