CGFAR researcher elected chair of National Landcare Network (NLN)


Centre for Global Food and Resources (CGFAR)  Associate Professor Patrick O'Connor has been elected as chair of the National Landcare Network (NLN).

Landcare was originally launched by former Prime Minister Bob Hawke 30 years ago to bring farming and conservation agendas together to progress sustainable practices in agro-ecological landscapes. Thousands of Landcare groups and tens-of-thousands of Landcare volunteers remain active in the protection of Australia’s environment and in promotion of best practice in sustainable management.

A/Prof O’Connor says “The promotion and uptake of the Landcare ethic is essential to achieving sustainable development and managing our natural resources in a time of climate change”. Patrick has become the Chair of the National Landcare Network to support the movement of people who are working in Australia towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

If you are interested to learn more about how to get involved in Landcare in South Australia please visit

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