NOTE FROM MADELEINE FLORIN

I am behind much of Soils For Life’s social media. I am a land and water scientist with 15 years’ experience working on agriculture and natural resource management in Australia and overseas.

Two beliefs motivate me. First, we need to accord better value to farmers for the food and fibre they produce while regenerating and maintaining the landscape. Second, building bridges between researchers, land managers and policy makers is needed to facilitate this support.

I started off as a researcher. I have a PhD on reaping environmental benefits from precision agriculture in Australia. And, I have explored food-feed-fuel trade-offs from biofuel production in Brazil and Mozambique.

I am now more practical in my work. I combine a technical understanding of farming issues with commmunication skills to connect and engage diverse actors shaping our food system.

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