RIG News #11 – February 2011, online now
RIG News #11 – click here to download or visit Useful Resources for current and all past RIG News.
RIG News #11 shares local perspectives on food security in the wake of this years dramatic summer events. Queensland’s devastating floods, and those throughout the eastern states during harvest, have provided an unsettling alert to what more frequent and extreme weather events may entail for our food and other vital life systems. Cyclone Yasi’s devastation of banana crops highlights the potential value of ‘mosaic’ or more distributed production systems across the top end.
With the associated costs of living in remote and rural areas set to rise from local and ‘distant’ climatic and other events, and with pressures closer to home focusing attention on how to adapt to climate change, the strategic value of local and regional action to build more resilient communities and more robust local food systems grows.
This edition of RIG News features:
- Articles about ‘food production and food security’ by Kate Peake from the NTHA and Kim Courtenay from Kimberley TAFE.
- News about programs and other developments that inter-connect with building healthier and more resilient communities
- Information about coming events that you may like to attend or hear more about.
- A very special Welcome and warm Thank You to RIG Network’s new Advisory Group members, Partner Organisations, Sponsors and Individual Supporters.