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Offer: NGO Leadership Seminar

NGO leaders set to acquire skills on land restoration

The Africa Centre for Holistic Management (ACHM) is conducting a two-day seminar for leaders of non-governmental organisations (NGO) to equip them with knowledge on how the communities they are working with can use their livestock for land restoration.

Holistic Management training will take place on 23 and 24 May 2011 and it will empower leaders to make use of simple decision making process that enable people to make decisions that are economically, socially and environmentally sound, while taking them towards the life they want to lead.

The training will also introduce participants to the ideas, principles and methods that ACHM uses to implement land restoration programmes in communities. It will afford them an opportunity to spend time at the organisation’s Learning Site in Victoria Falls that was started as a pilot project in 1992 and focuses on restoring watershed health, doubling crop production through animal impact, Training of Community Trainers in Holistic Management and drought livelihood assistance through community grass bank.

Holistic Management is a new technology that was pioneered by the founder of ACHM, Allan Savory to empower communities to improve their lives and that of the future generation by using livestock to restore degraded watersheds and croplands to health. The technology’s biggest impact has been on the rangelands and grasslands of the seasonal rainfall environments, – about two-thirds of the world’s land surface – which is where the large herds of wild herbivores originated and where they have for the most part disappeared.

Communities that adopt Holistic Management benefit from increased agricultural production, curbing land degradation and desertification and improved livestock production.

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