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Jeff Kennett speaks to Soils for Life

In this exclusive series of interviews for Soils for Life, prominent Australians lend their perspective on the fundamental role that soils play in our urban and rural landscape. You’ll hear from prominent influencers, a chef, an innovator, a gardening guru and one of our most advanced farmers. Enjoy. Jeff Kennett, former Australian politician, shares his views on the importance of a comprehensive soil, water and agriculture policy.

Support World Soil Day and the International Year of Soils 2015

Animated video produced by the Global Soil Partnership promoting the creation of a UN World Soil Day and the adoption of 2015 as the International Year of Soils. The animation outlines the importance and benefits of soils and the hazards currently facing them. © FAO: http://www.fao.org

A story of adopting regenerative landscape management

In 2012 Soils for Life produced a report of 19 case studies of leading practice sustainable and profitable farming. 'Gunningrah' was one of those case studies, and at the report launch, Anne Maslin of Gunningrah shared their personal story of adopting regenerative landscape management. Soils for Life is a registered Environmental Organisation with the principal purpose of enhancing the natural environment through provision of information and education on innovative ....

How to green the world's deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory

"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos. Savory has devoted his life to stopping it. He now believes -- and his work so far shows -- that a surprising factor can protect grasslands and ....

LandcareNT - Episode 8: Planned Grazing

Moira Lanzarin (nee O'Brien), Director of Coodardie Brahmans, Northern Territory, discusses planned grazing, a holistic management approach that improves groundcover, soil condition and carrying capacity. Planning cattle movements though small paddocks (similar to cell grazing) has also helped improve profits and lifestyle. See www.coodardie.com.au.

Let's Talk About Soil - English - subtitled

This animated film tells the reality of soil resources around the world, covering the issues of degradation, urbanization, land grabbing and overexploitation; the film offers options to make the way we manage our soils more sustainable. For more information visit globalsoilweek.org --- Credits: Director: Uli Henrik Streckenbach (uhsless.de) Design: Uli Henrik Streckenbach, Ronny Schmidt (roschroom.com) Modelling: Ronny Schmidt, Uli Henrik Streckenbach Character Rigging: Maik Lochmann Animation: Uli ....

Michael Jeffery speaks with John Ive about reducing salinity to produce productive farmland

John and Robyn Ive of 'Talaheni' on the NSW Southern Tablelands have overcome a severe dryland salinity problem to increase available productive land on their property. By reducing the water table levels through revegetating their ridgelines, they have eliminated saline seeps. Michael Jeffery recognises the success John has achieved in regenerating the landscape as they discuss some of John's innovative techniques. Read about how the Ives achieved this significant outcome, and the innovative way they have managed ....