Posted on Thursday, 16 May 2013 | Permalink
Food Plant Solutions newsletter for May is now available. Learn about the exciting developments that have been occuring with Food Plant Solutions. Newsletter
Positioning Statement from our Chairman
Posted on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 | Permalink
Read our positioning statement from Food Plant Solutions Chairman, John G. Thorne
Rotary International Webinar - Join the Global Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition
Posted on Friday, 5 April 2013 | Permalink
Executive Director of Food Plant Solutions, Buz Green, was recently a panelist on the Rotary International Webinar - Join the Global Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition. Watch this informative presentation and that of the other presenters to see what YOU can do to alleviate hunger and malnutrition.
Food Plants Solution March 2013 Newsletter Out Now!
Posted on Friday, 5 April 2013 | Permalink
March 2013 edition of Food Plant Solutions Newsletter Out Now!
Read about Food Plant Solutions incorporating Learn Grow, the up-coming Rotary International Convention and much more!
December edition of newsletter out now
Posted on Thursday, 13 December 2012 | Permalink
In the December 2012 issue, you will read about the Learn Grow delivery model and how it can be included in existing Rotary projects that you may be running.
We also review the year that was, as well as looking forward to the future with the recent development of our new strategic plan for the next three years.
Those items, and much more, await you in the December 2012 edition.
Farm scientist inspires
Posted on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 | Permalink
The feature on agricultural scientist, Bruce French, published in The Mercury newspaper (see latest news item of 8 August 2012) prompted a letter to the editor of that newspaper by reader, John Tindall.
The letter is reproduced here with the consent of the author.
Thank you for running the story of agricultural scientist Bruce French in the Saturday Magazine (Mercury on Saturday, August 4). I found the story informative and uplifting. This story deserves to be run on the front page not tucked away in the Saturday Magazine (no offence intended to the magazine). A lifetime of dedication to the cause of feeding people the world over. Identifying and using existing natural food sources and providing key information without any financial gain, puts this man up there with gold medal and Nobel Prize winners. How he has maintained his focus is amazing and inspiring. He is subjected to the indifference of our Government and others, who are no doubt more impressed with big food business interests and the gains each can make from pushing each other's barrow. Our Government could allocate a few million dollars of aid funding to get the information Mr French has produced to the people of the world, who could really benefit from it and in one relatively simple action make a big difference.
Deep Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Take the opportunity to express your view!
Hungry to help: Bruce French's quest
Posted on Wednesday, 8 August 2012 | Permalink
Looking for an inspirational read? Then don't miss this feature story providing background to the ongoing development of the database of over 24,000 food plants by Tasmanian agricultural scientist, Bruce French.
Photos and story reproduced courtesy of Saturday Magazine of 4 August 2012, Mercury Newspaper, Tasmania, Australia.
Click here to access.
The Rotarian provides excellent summary of our work
Posted on Friday, 13 July 2012 | Permalink
The June 2012 edition of The Rotarian offers an excellent background summary of the work of Learn Grow and the Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group.
To read the inspirational article from the magazine, click here or view online at http://www.rotary.org/en/MediaAndNews/News/Pages/120604_news_learngrow.aspx .
Technical support specialist required for Tanzania
Posted on Wednesday, 11 July 2012 | Permalink
To help people in developing countries better understand the value of local plant resources to address malnutrition, we are developing field guides of important food plants. These guides are developed by extracting information from the Food Plants International database. As enquiries are received, we like to appoint a unique specialist for each country. It does not require knowledge of the country, or a need to visit, although the former would be an advantage and the latter a possible outcome. What we do need are people who have training and experience in agronomy or related disciplines and time to undertake the work. We are able to provide all of the necessary instruction and guidance.
We have a particular need right now to develop a field guide for Tanzania. To capitalise on an opportunity provided by a group going to the country in September, we would like to identify someone immediately to complete this task by the end of August. We estimate it could take up to 50 hours to complete.
If you are able to help on this occasion, or know of someone who could be interested, we would be very pleased to hear from you. Likewise, if you are interested, but not at this time, we would still like to hear from you because we are receiving regular enquiries.
Catch up with the latest news on the project
Posted on Friday, 29 June 2012 | Permalink
The Learn Grow Newsletter for July 2012 provides information on the latest news and developments with the project.
Read about our booth and breakout session at the Rotary International Convention in Bangkok. And there's an update on further enhancements being made to the food plants database.
Of special significance, there is a challenge - for at least one Rotarian in each Rotary club worldwide to join the Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group as an ambassador for Learn Grow. Are YOU able to meet this call?
That and more is available to you in the July 2012 edition.