Beating Famine Conference

April 10, 2012

At least 78 of the ‘Beating Famine’ participants have gone on field trips to three separate sites: Operation Mworio Out Project in Yatta, Conservation Agriculture activities ( in Rongai-Nakuru and the Kenya Forestry Research Institute ( They will be observing various interventions including impact groups, village agricultural groups, empowerment of family governance, farm forestry, participatory management of forests, watersheds and natural forest rehabilitation, erosion control, soil stabilisation, water harvesting and use of farmland manure.

More than 200 participants have registered for the ‘Beating Famine’ conference including 5 Ministers of Agriculture/Environment from East African countries, 26 media personnel from at least 6 countries and representatives from many research institutions/universities and NGOs. The main conference starts tomorrow and will be streamed from  from 9 am 10 April, Kenyan time (4 pm 10 April Australian EST). The presentations will be posted at as they become available.

Until next time


Liz is travelling in Africa with her husband Tony Rinaudo, a natural resource management advisor with World Vision Australia, encouraging communities, non-government organisations, governments, research organisations and others to scale up reforestation over large areas.