Introducing theAfrican Master TreeGrower Program
Rowan Reid2• Bach. Forest Science• Masters in Agroforestry• Senior Lecturer , 20 years(University of Melbourne)• Farmer an...
Agroforestry books
http://audit.ea.gov.au/anra/people/docs/national/Final%20Audit%20Report%20Vol1.docPrivatefarmland200,000 Australian Farmer...
Farm families need trees!
Trees for Conservation and Profit!
Kenya 1986The story begins
1987Making forestry ‘attractive’ to farmers
That’s what AGROFORESTRY is…Forests that farmers want on their land
Productive Landcare
A good-news story for Australian farmers
The Australian Master TreeGrowerSince 1996100 Courses>2000 Participants
Farmers talk to farmers
Peer Group Mentoring
Science supporting farmers as they talk andwalk with other farmers
Networking – MTG – PGM
We felt we had something differentAgroforestry was about people – not trees
Trial African Master TreeGrower 2012
Andrew and Jill Stewart
1994
Many tree products
Many bird species (106)1
Mikeand Wendy Robinson-Koss
David Curry
Kenya 1962
Marianne Stewart
Kabale – Southwest Uganda
Value of Presentations05101520251 2 3 4 5(n=41, Mean = 4.4)
• Learnt what we didn’t know• Lovely, professional, inspiringValue of the presentations?
Participant ratings:Value of Field trips051015201 2 3 4 5(n=40, Mean = 4.1)
• Very encouragingParticipant ratings:Value to your communityValue of the field trips?
Participant ratings:Value to your community0510152025301 2 3 4 5(n=37, Mean = 4.5)
• New skills to teach my community• Mentoring fellow farmers• Ideas to fight poverty• Improve our programmesParticipant ra...
• Gained skills• I want to protect the forestsHow has it changed the way you think about trees?
What is success?
It’s not actually a ‘course’What matters is the outcome – not the curriculum
Create and support peer supportScience and technology can be introduced..
But, what matters is the converstation• Verify• Validate• Adapt
The hat
The tape
The farm visits
Local leadership and support
You showed us what you doWe showed you what we’ve doneJimmy
Kabale Agroforestry NetworkInaugural steering committee
First Farm Walk
Forest owners working withlandless farmers
Political support
Local Media
National Ugandan Media
David Curry: First ‘site visit’
Andrew and Jill
Mike and Wendy
What about the professionalsI now see the sky as the limit with regard to my professional development. (Forest Scientist)
What about the researchers?
People are the same
Like teaching someone to paint
Impact on our our rural landscapes
Impact on our your rural landscapesTrees don’t change landscapes – People do
Thank You
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
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Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
Introducing the African Master TreeGrower Program
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  1. 1. Introducing theAfrican Master TreeGrower Program
  2. 2. Rowan Reid2• Bach. Forest Science• Masters in Agroforestry• Senior Lecturer , 20 years(University of Melbourne)• Farmer and tree growerRowan.reid@agroforestry.net.auwww.agroforestry.net.au
  3. 3. Agroforestry books
  4. 4. http://audit.ea.gov.au/anra/people/docs/national/Final%20Audit%20Report%20Vol1.docPrivatefarmland200,000 Australian Farmers70% of the productive land
  5. 5. Farm families need trees!
  6. 6. Trees for Conservation and Profit!
  7. 7. Kenya 1986The story begins
  8. 8. 1987Making forestry ‘attractive’ to farmers
  9. 9. That’s what AGROFORESTRY is…Forests that farmers want on their land
  10. 10. Productive Landcare
  11. 11. A good-news story for Australian farmers
  12. 12. The Australian Master TreeGrowerSince 1996100 Courses>2000 Participants
  13. 13. Farmers talk to farmers
  14. 14. Peer Group Mentoring
  15. 15. Science supporting farmers as they talk andwalk with other farmers
  16. 16. Networking – MTG – PGM
  17. 17. We felt we had something differentAgroforestry was about people – not trees
  18. 18. Trial African Master TreeGrower 2012
  19. 19. Andrew and Jill Stewart
  20. 20. 1994
  21. 21. Many tree products
  22. 22. Many bird species (106)1
  23. 23. Mikeand Wendy Robinson-Koss
  24. 24. David Curry
  25. 25. Kenya 1962
  26. 26. Marianne Stewart
  27. 27. Kabale – Southwest Uganda
  28. 28. Value of Presentations05101520251 2 3 4 5(n=41, Mean = 4.4)
  29. 29. • Learnt what we didn’t know• Lovely, professional, inspiringValue of the presentations?
  30. 30. Participant ratings:Value of Field trips051015201 2 3 4 5(n=40, Mean = 4.1)
  31. 31. • Very encouragingParticipant ratings:Value to your communityValue of the field trips?
  32. 32. Participant ratings:Value to your community0510152025301 2 3 4 5(n=37, Mean = 4.5)
  33. 33. • New skills to teach my community• Mentoring fellow farmers• Ideas to fight poverty• Improve our programmesParticipant ratings:Value to your communityWhat value has it been to your community?
  34. 34. • Gained skills• I want to protect the forestsHow has it changed the way you think about trees?
  35. 35. What is success?
  36. 36. It’s not actually a ‘course’What matters is the outcome – not the curriculum
  37. 37. Create and support peer supportScience and technology can be introduced..
  38. 38. But, what matters is the converstation• Verify• Validate• Adapt
  39. 39. The hat
  40. 40. The tape
  41. 41. The farm visits
  42. 42. Local leadership and support
  43. 43. You showed us what you doWe showed you what we’ve doneJimmy
  44. 44. Kabale Agroforestry NetworkInaugural steering committee
  45. 45. First Farm Walk
  46. 46. Forest owners working withlandless farmers
  47. 47. Political support
  48. 48. Local Media
  49. 49. National Ugandan Media
  50. 50. David Curry: First ‘site visit’
  51. 51. Andrew and Jill
  52. 52. Mike and Wendy
  53. 53. What about the professionalsI now see the sky as the limit with regard to my professional development. (Forest Scientist)
  54. 54. What about the researchers?
  55. 55. People are the same
  56. 56. Like teaching someone to paint
  57. 57. Impact on our our rural landscapes
  58. 58. Impact on our your rural landscapesTrees don’t change landscapes – People do
  59. 59. Thank You

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