FMNR, and Tony Rinaudo, have received many awards over the years. The restoration that has been achieved through this simple technique has inspired many

  • Tony Rinaudo – decorated:‘Commandeur du Merit,Agricole for Tony’s contribution to environmental restoration and services to humanity from the government of Niger.
  • World Vision Australia – 2010 InterAction (US) Award for Best practice and Innovations Initiative for Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration. In recognition of high technical standards and effectiveness in addressing the food security and livelihood needs of small producers in the areas of Natural Resources Management and Agroforestry
  • FMNR – Global Resilience Forum, Innovation Competition Award: Tony Rinaudo, FMNR WV Australia, for the most innovative initiative in the area of resilient development practice and natural environment and climate issues.
  • FMNR – 2012 Arbour day Award for Education Innovation: World Vision Australia’s Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration Program. Recognizes innovative education programs that successfully introduce and teach their audience the importance of trees and serves as an inspiration for future environmental stewards.
  • FMNR – 2013 UNCCD Land for Life Award, equal second place. World Vision Australia has popularized the concept of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) in West Africa and beyond, changing how thousands of farmers managed their land. 
  • Tony Rinaudo – 2018 Right Livelihood Award (Alternate Nobel) for demonstrating on a large scale how drylands can be greened at minimal cost, improving the livelihoods of millions of people 
  • FMNR – 2019 World Future’s Council Outstanding Practices in Agroecology highlights practices that empower small-scale food producers, nurture sustainable food production systems and promote resilient agricultural practices that help maintain ecosystems and strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change.
  • Tony Rinaudo – 2019 appointed a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia, after more than 35 years of working with communities to regenerate degraded lands across Asia and Africa
  • FMNR – 2020 recognised as a UN SDG ‘Good Practice
  • FMNR – 2021 recognised by the UN FAO as a Technology for Small Agricultural Producers



FMNR has also been referenced across many media sources including: 

NY Times, the New Yorker, Der Spiegel, The Nation, IPS news, New Scientist, PBS, SciDev, Christianity Today, Smithsonian, The Age, The Guardian, the Tribune, Sydney Morning Herald, The Nation (UAE), Time, ABC and Der Standard (Austria)