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Helping rural and peri-urban Japan improve small-scale forestry through Landcare

AJF Priority Area: Society and Culture

Country location: Australia, Japan

Grantee: Australian Landcare International

Master Tree Growers brochure cover page

Project description

Australian Landcarers innovative and highly practical nationwide agroforestry training, the Master Tree Grower program, which has also operated in Africa and Timor-Leste, could help Japan. Accordingly they applied for AJF funds to run information-sharing sessions in rural Aichi and Gifu Prefectures, and magnificent Toyama city, world leader in environmental sustainability.

Thanks to AJF, four Australian farm-foresters from Australian Landcare International and Australian Agroforestry Foundation, led by renowned trainer Rowan Reid, will visit Honshu in mid-2020 to work with Japanese counterparts, running discussion groups and farm walks and sharing experiences in site preparation, planting, tending, thinning, harvesting, (value-adding) marketing and training.

Key dates

Planning visit to Honshu by Rob Youl, ALI, Aichi, Gifu Prefectures; Toyama city, 01/01/2020 to 31/05/2020

Actual event - logo, Aichi, Gifu Prefectures; Toyama City, 01/06/2020 to 14/06/2020

Follow-up, Australia, 22/06/2020 to 31/12/2020

Social media: ALI and AAF accounts; will work with Nanzan University and city of Toyama - ALI has a very good social media team; Rowan uses Instagram regularly

Australia-Japan Foundation grant: $18,000

Last Updated: 11 September 2019
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